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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
One of the largest fundraisers to put books into the hands of children who need them the most kicks off Friday.
Reach Out and Read is holding Kansas City's 8th Annual Green Eggs and Ham breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Westin Crown Center.
The money raised at the event will help give books to children to help them succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.
In Kansas City's lowest income neighborhoods, only one book is owned, in the home, for every 300 children.
Reach Out and Read Kansas City is trying to bridge that gap.
"We hope through that to encourage families to be talking with their children, sharing the books with their children, having physical contact with their children because we know all of that contributes to their child's healthy development and to their readiness for kindergarten," said Reach Out and Read Kansas City's medical director Sallie Page-Goertz.
Each year, Reach Out and Read Kansas City provides over 72,000 books to more than 28,000 children from birth to age 5.
"You would think, 'well, they could just go to the library.' That would be great if they had a car or a bus system in this city that would get you from your house to the library, and we really are challenged with that," Page-Goertz said.
For information on the Green Eggs and Ham breakfast click here, or for information on how to donate, click here.
Reach Out and Read Kansas City initially started 17 years ago with just two locations at Children's Mercy Hospital and KU Pediatrics.
They expanded to 53 clinics in six counties in both Kansas and Missouri. They are now close to handing out their 780,000th book.
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