1 in 4 children can’t read or write properly by the time they leave primary school. If you leave school unable to read well, you are twice as likely to be unemployed by the time you are 34, and much more likely to suffer from mental health issues.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Reading for pleasure is one of the biggest predictors of success in life – more significant than your parent’s level of education or wealth. Doorstep Library goes into children’s homes and helps them to read well, and love books. The children we help do better at school, and in their lives. In the 10 years we have been reading in people’s homes, we have already seen the children that we read with go on to achieve amazing things.

No one does what we do, and our work is little short of magical. Your donation will support the reading of one of the 500 children we currently see. A monthly donation will provide reading sessions through the year and access to hundreds of books, (some of them to keep and cherish) for a child living in London who needs our help. Your gift will empower a family to change their story and break the cycle of illiteracy-induced poverty.

We couldn’t change the lives of the children we see without you. Every donation made is a story read, and a story changed. Thank you.