Tim Stanfield cleans, repairs and removes stickers on 90-100 used books every week so that they can be used to introduce at-risk elementary school children in Nevada to the magic of reading.
Stanfield suffered a stroke in April 2010 and as a result is wheelchair bound. He is also blind in one eye. Despite the difficulties he is faced with each day as a result of his injuries, he hops on a bus every Tuesday morning for the 22 mile drive to the volunteer center.
Stanfield first became aware of this unique volunteer opportunity with Spread the Work Nevada through NCEP, the Nevada Community Enrichment Program, an organization that helps to rehabilitate victims of brain injury.Spread the Word Nevada is dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands and homes of children within Southern Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success.
Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 2.9 million gently used and new books to more than 357,000 low-income youth in Southern Nevada.
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