Outreach & Service Projects
Local Outreach Programs:
Habitat for Humanity
The NFRC is proud to be a part of Habitat for Humanity Buffalo. Through this program, our organization presents local families with a basket of books at the dedication of their home built by Habitat for Humanity. Recently, the NFRC added another piece to our support of home literacy: we are donating bookcases along with a basket of books appropriate for the children occupying each home. Learn more about this outreach program and how you can help us out HERE!
The NFRC is proud to collaborate with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Women and Children’s Hospital to encourage parents of newborns to read with their infants. Through this program, the NFRC provides new books and has parents or caregivers in the NICU unit voice record a favorite book. When a parent or caregiver is unable to be in attendance at the hospital and the infant is in distress, the nurses will be able to play back the recording, calming and soothing the baby. Learn more about this outreach program and how you can help us out HERE!
The NFRC is proud to be a part of the Little Free Library project to inspire a love of reading and provide access to books 24/7 in areas where books are scarce. We will be setting up Little Free Libraries across the Buffalo area in various neighborhoods throughout our community. We will be placing attractive, free-standing kiosks in accessible areas and inviting anyone to take a book or donate a book for others to enjoy. Learn more about this outreach program and how you can help us out HERE!
Each year, the NFRC sets up a display on the importance of reading, with activities for parents and children. We also give away hundreds of books to kids who visit our display. We feel it is important to get books into the hands of kids. Book ownership is a good predictor of school success. In the past we have held our display at various shopping malls and at the Buffalo Zoo. You never know where we'll be next but it's a lot of fun. Learn more about this outreach program HERE!
International Outreach Program:
Nicaragua Mission Project
The NFRC is proud to support the Cristo Rey School in Popoyoapa, Rivas Nicaragua. We will be collecting school supplies (new and used) and Spanish children's books at all NFRC events throughout this school year to continue our support of the Cristo Rey School. Learn more about this outreach program and how you can volunteer HERE!