Changing the world, one child at a time.   
52,000 books and counting...  
               A child's life is like a piece of paper
               on which every passerby leaves a mark.
                                                     Chinese Proverb

"I was fortunate enough to partake in the joyful program the Alyssa Cares Foundation put on at a recent school event (their third year with this school). As I watched the various grade-grouped students hearing the story of Alyssa's legacy and the importance
of reading and books for their own futures,
I remembered back on my own school days when that particular assembly or person
made a life-long impression on me and how this was happening right in front of me.
I marveled how Carole and Joe were able to convey a wonderful message to the chidren
and then watched the delight on each little face as they were led to the tables stacked high with so many reading choices. There were moments when I couldn't contain the smile on my own face and times when I had to choke back emotions thinking of the reason for the foundation and looks on children's faces who wouldn't otherwise have an opportunity to have a brand new, free book
of their own that they could write their own names in and cherish.

As a children's book author I am asked quite often to participate in various foundations
and organizations with very worthy causes, but I have not before been exposed to a foundation that I wanted to dive into with both feet to help accomplish a wonderful goal and continue the legacy of beautiful Alyssa."

Justin Matott
Chldren's Book Author



We seek out schools in need -- those whose kids' reading performances are being affected by their family's economic challenges.

Our School Programs
The elementary school program consists of three visits during the school year where each time each child is provided a brand new reading book to start their own personal library at home. The hope being -- a small gift of a reading book begins the journey of a life-long passion for reading, which in turn leads to better life opportunities.

Multiple visits create enthusiasm and engagement for the school, the children, and the Alyssa Cares Foundation.

Click on the links below to find out more about the schools we're supporting.

            Iowa Elementary School
            Charles Hay Elementary School
            Harrington Elementary School
            Doull Elementary School
            Paris Elementary School
            Swansea Elementary School

We are a 501 (c) (3) organization.  


© 2008 Alyssa Cares Foundation