General

 

What is a Nonprofit?

The word nonprofit applies to those organizations that are set up to serve the common good without profiting financially.

 

What is 501(c)(3) status?

A 501(c) is a nonprofit organization that is tax-exempt. Section 501(c) of the United States Internal Revenue Code allows 28 types of nonprofit organizations to be exempt from some federal income taxes. In our case we qualify as an organization type (3) Religious, Educational, Charitable, Scientific, Literary, Testing for Public Safety, to Foster National or International Amateur Sports, Competition, or Prevention of Cruelty to Children or Animals Organizations, hence the (3) after 5(c).

 

What does Storybook Treasures do exactly?

In a nutshell we provide training, materials and books to children in any school or classroom through a unique program designed to help students establish a close relationship with books and reading. Check out our “About the Program” link http://storybooktreasures.org/program/

 

So your mission is?

Read about our mission and goals here. http://storybooktreasures.org/vision/goal/

 

Who is behind Storybook Treasures?

Teachers! Our program is teacher devolved and classroom tested. For more detail about our founder click this link.http://storybooktreasures.org/about-us/letter-from-our-founder/

 

Donating

 

Can I donate?

Yes…please do!! Just click the Donate button on the left of each page on our website!

 

Does Storybook Treasures issue tax receipts?

Yes, Storybook Treasures is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, tax-exempt organization designated by the Internal Revenue Code. When you contribute over $5, you will receive a charitable tax receipt for income tax purposes. Our tax ID number is 45-5015682. For all other donations, your canceled check or credit card statement can serve as record of your donation. You can expect your receipt for your donation within a week from the date we receive your contribution. If you make your gift online, your receipt will be emailed to you.

 

I can't find my receipt. Can I have another one?

We can send you a copy of your receipt. Just send us an email to denise@storybooktreasures.org with your full name as it appeared on your donation, your address, the date you made the donation and the amount. Please include a phone number or email address so we can get in touch with you if we need to.

 

I do not have a checking account. May I send a money order?

Of course!! Please make your money order out to the Storybook Treasures Inc. and send it to: Storybook Treasures Inc., 42437 Holly Knoll Ct. Ashburn, VA 20148

 

I do not have a credit card. May I send a check?

Yes, you may! Please make your check out to the Storybook Treasures Inc. and send it to: Storybook Treasures Inc., 42437 Holly Knoll Ct. Ashburn, VA 20148

 

How are my donations spent?

Storybook Treasures will put 98% of its revenue directly into the program. We spend about 2% on administration, marketing and fund raising. We meet the standards of the American Institute of Philanthropy and other analysts of non-profit organizations. We will also be posting our Annual Report online in the near future.

 

Does the Foundation sell, rent or trade donor information (e.g., mailing and e-mail addresses and phone numbers) to other agencies?

The privacy of our donors is very important to us and we do not share or sell any information, EVER!

 

The Program

What materials are included in the SBT program?

The lead teacher on the grade level will receive a binder with instructions and materials on how to implement the SBT program. Teachers will receive professional development and electronic instructional multimedia to use with their students that correlate to the program’s literature books. The classroom teacher and students will receive the following materials:

 

Classroom Teacher

  • 5 - 25 SBT hand selected trade books
  • 1 SBT collection backpack
  • 5 SBT collection bags
  • 5 SBT treasures
  • class set of SBT instructional mini books
  • multimedia instructional presentation

Students

  • 5 SBT hand selected trade books
  • 1 SBT collection backpack
  • 5 SBT collection bags
  • 5 SBT treasures
  • 5 SBT instructional mini books
  • 1 I LOVE TO READ bracelet
  • 5 SBT parent instructional bookmarks

How can I enroll my school?

Click this link to enroll your school http://storybooktreasures.org/contact-us/

Enrolling your school or classroom is just the beginning. Our team will work with you to help you find funding for the program.

 

Are these books for keeps or on loan?

All materials provided in our program belong to the teachers and students: backpacks, books, and treasures, are the children’s to keep and cherish forever!

 

What ages and grade are covered in this program?

We have developed programs for Pre-School, Kindergarten, First, Second and Third Grade.

 

Is this program just for Title 1 Schools?

Great question! No, SBT is for ALL schools and ALL children. We work with any school or educational institution. We will help you find funding to support the program within your school or classroom. Contact us and we will help you find the funding needed to fully implement our program.

2016-2017 Highlights

Over $30,000 raised.

Over 4,500 books shipped to children.

StoryBook Treasures reaches out to students in Florida, Maryland, and Virginia.

Enroll Your Classroom or School Now!

News

Our New Website is Online

Information on our organization is now available online.

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