Coughlan Companies, still family-owned and run by fourth-generation Coughlans, serves as a holding company for Capstone, a children’s book publisher. Coughlan Companies Inc. is committed to strengthening communities by supporting literacy programs, expanding educational opportunities, and caring for our environment.
Kids Need to Read works to create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children. The Free Book Bus is very grateful to receive boxes of new books from Kids Need to Read!
A national non-profit resource for families, child care providers, and child-related organizations. The Soho Center helps large numbers of children and families. They have given over one million quality, hardcover children's books to Head Start classrooms, after-school programs, children's hospitals, Title I public schools, and many other child-related programs! The Soho Center does large scale book giveaways and provides extensive online children's literacy tips.
Moms making actions: Here at Donor Diapers, we are driven by a single goal; supply families with free diapering supplies. Our decision making process was created by moms who found a void in our community. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our interactions.
The Free Book Bus is so pleased to partner with Hillside School in Charlottesville. We know and love all of the teachers from their time at North Branch School. Hillside School's mission is to inspire curiosity and foster imagination with a variety of teaching methods. Children spend their days outdoors, tending gardens, playing, creating plenty of art, and learning where food comes from—garden to table. Hillside School offers programs for children ages 2-9.
The Nelson County Pantry is a privately funded, non-profit organization operated entirely by volunteers and the generous contributions from local churches, civic organizations, businesses and private individuals. They provide nutritional meats, produce, baked goods and canned foods to more than 250 needy families each month.
North Branch School was our beloved school home (for our boys and us) for 11 years. North Branch is an independent, not-for-profit school for children ages 3–14 in Afton. North Branch offers academic challenge in a nurturing environment, stretching their students without stressing them and/or their families. The school emphasizes hands-on learning and cooperation, while giving their students a solid foundation in academics, the arts, and life skills.
We are delighted to be partnering with The IRC and New Roots Charlottesville. New Roots is a food and agriculture program of the International Rescue Committee. We help refugees and other immigrants make a healthy start in their new home through gardening, farming and other food and wellness activities.
Michie Market Farm Stand: Thursdays 5-6:30 at 2111 Michie Drive, June through October.
The Free Book Bus will be at Red Hill for various events in the 2019-2020 school year. We look forward to getting to know the kids, parents and teachers. This is a special partnership for Sharon: her great-grandfather taught at Red Hill from 1915-1917.
We are excited to be partnering with Caroline Parr's Bright Start preschool class at Tye River Elementary!