Books and Bottles

We package childrens books with infant formula (or nursing supplies) and donate the packages to local area food banks in order to promote reading to young children.

Books and Bottles provides local area food banks with infant formula that is packaged with childrens books and information on the benefits of reading to children. The combination of infant formula and childrens books provides needy families with the tools required to ensure healthy development of their young children during the most critical period of development; 0-3.

Although food banks provide an extremely important and vital service for the needy, they do little to break the cycle of poverty. Programs most successful at lifting children out of poverty are early intervention programs, most notably, the Harlem Childrens Zone and Headstart. One of the main goals of these programs are to encourage parents to read to their infants and toddlers. Research has confirmed that the earliest years of a childs life (0-3) are key to a childs brain development and future educational success. By the time impoverished children are in school, the building blocks of their minds have already been set. Parents and caregivers have almost exclusive access to thier children during these formative years, and the best thing they can do to ensure their childs success is to read to them.

Parents who read aloud to their young children are doing much more than just sharing the joy of reading. Reading aloud to children has a massive impact on their language and communication skills- skills that will shape the rest of their lives, in school, relationships, the workplace, and beyond. Additionally, children who are read to early in life perform better in school, have better social skills, higher self esteem, and fewer behavior problems.

Even Spanish speaking households can benefit from this service. Although the parents may not be able to read to the child, simply having books in the house has been shown to be beneficial to a childs success. The child will undoubtedly find the books and be curious about them.

Two of the most important factors for success in school and beyond are proper nutrition, and exposure to reading at a young age.

We need your help! Please donate unopened, unexpired infant formula (all types), and childrens books. We are also accepting monetary donations, however we don’t currently have 501 (c3) nonprofit status.

[08/05/16]   Thinking of starting this back up again in the fall! Who has formula or books to donate?!

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[07/17/14]   Just dropped off $400 worth of formula and books to Loudoun Interfaith Relief! Thanks to all for your donations and help!

[05/15/14]   Expanding into DC! 50 packages of infant formula and childrens books going to the DC Womens Shelter next week! Thank you all for your donations!

Donated to @food4loudoun today!

70 cans formula/books for @food4loudoun!

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[04/23/14]   A child who READS will be an adult who THINKS! Let's teach our kids the importance of reading! Thanks Read2Rise!

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[04/08/14]   Got Books? We're collecting books and formula for our next donation drive!

[03/29/14]   Food 4 Loudoun says "thank you so much you guys are so wonderful!" =D

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[03/29/14]   Thank you Laura and Jaime for helping pack 100 cans of formula and childrens books for Books and Bottles today!! How we managed to get through them all with 4 crazy toddlers running around beats me! Thanks SO MUCH! :) Picture of the craziness coming soon, via Jaime, hopefully :)

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We need books to go along with this GIANT donation! Thanks Three Lil' Monkeys Kids Consignment =D Got books? let us know!

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[03/09/14]   Please Share!! Did you witness a school bus accident in Chantilly on 3/7? My dad was injured. Contact @booksandbottlesorg or @potomacfallsmama thank you!!

[03/07/14]   Did you participate in Read Aloud day on the 5th? What are your favorite childrens books? We just got "Monster Trucks" by Kristen Nelson for Jimmy, its great; simple and clear writing, good photographs, and definitions for new words in the back.

[03/04/14]   Mark your calendars! March 5th is World Read Aloud Day! Pick some books, and have a reading party with your kids =D

[03/04/14]   "You are never to old, too wacky, or too wild, to pick up a book, and read to your child!"

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COUPON! 20% off Three Lil Monkeys Kids Consignment in Sterling, VA! With B&B donations. (Unopened/Unexpired infant formula, childrens books for ages 0-3, diapers, and baby food). Just say "books and bottles" to get the discount. Or print coupon from our photos sections. http://www.threelilmonkeyskidsconsignment.com/

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COUPON! Got Formula? (or diapers, baby food, nursing supplies, childrens books?) Donate at Three Lil Monkeys Kids Consignment or Platos Closet in Sterling and receive 10% off! Coupon code: "Books And Bottles" Please Share! http://www.threelilmonkeyskidsconsignment.com/

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[02/21/14]   Now working with Loudoun Inter-relief!

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[02/08/14]   Thank you Three Lil' Monkeys Kids Consignment for sponsoring Books and Bottles! They donated a HUGE box of books to us today, and will be offering 10% off to anyone who brings a donation (Formula, childrens books, diapers, nursing supplies). Check out the event I posted! Sunday 5-8: Wine and Shopping @ Three lil monkeys; Edds ln. in Sterling!

[01/20/14]   Successful winter donation to st. Timothy's food pantry in Chantilly. I was told "oh! People have been asking for those!" Pointing to the packages. Were famous, people!! Btw I know its a long shot.. But I'd love to interview someone whose received a package. If u know anyone, send them our way!

[01/13/14]   Winter donation package ready for delivery! $500 worth of books/formula/diapers/reading tips for parents. Thanks everyone!

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[01/11/14]   Looking for new foodbanks, churches and programs to donate our packages too.... if you know of anything (especially in Loudoun County), let us know! :)

[12/15/13]   last call for the winter formula and childrens book donation drive! got formula? let me know! share me :)

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[11/16/13]   Its time for our Winter donation drive! We need both infant formula and books for young toddlers and babies. Got donations? message me! Please share with mommys and other mom groups!

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