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Change The Story

Stories are developing throughout the world every day. We hear of great things like increased access to fresh water, medical care, or education. Other times we hear of heroic acts by individuals that save lives. But we often hear saddening stories about the effects of poverty, environmental damage, or widespread injustice. We believe if we work together that we can change these stories. You can change the story.

Every product we sell here at The Twin Kid Project supports changing a story. Here is what we are currently engaged with:

Early Childhood Literacy

If you are here buying a book for a child, you likely already know how important it is to begin reading to children at an early age. But do you know how important? Studies have shown that a “word gap” can exist as early as 18 to 24 months of age in children who are exposed to fewer words than others. In an article published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, parents are encouraged to use “new and interesting words” to expand the vocabulary of their children during the initial months and years of their life. While talking has been identified as the main factor to help little ones grow their vocabulary, books encourage conversation and may use words that parents or caretakers may not often use themselves. The new and interesting words in Glorious (and future books!), as well as the word list, will help our little ones to hear the words they need to hear!

We want this for your child, but also for those who may not be as fortunate. A variety of early literacy efforts exist to which we will donate books for children who may not have them. While there is no guarantee this will increase the number of words spoken in a home, we hope that the more books that are in a home the more likely one of them will be read. Here are a couple programs we will support:

First Book

Reading is FUNdamental Pittsburgh

If you know of an early literacy program that we could support, please let us know!

Deforestation

It’s no secret that humans have been clearing forests for a long time. It is likely that many of our forefathers cleared land to grow the crops they needed to support their family. Today, agriculture is still the leading cause of deforestation, but the physical limits of man which kept deforestation in check have been overcome by technology. In other parts of the world, invasive species have destroyed forests merely through accidental or incidental introduction. No matter the cause, we need to do better to keep our forests strong. They keep the water cycle working, maintain the composition of the atmosphere, and nurture all types of life. And they are beautiful. Certainly, this is not a simple problem to solve. But if we stop cutting down as many trees and start planting more, perhaps we can change the story.

The Nature Conservancy's Plant a Billion project is aiming to plant 1 billion trees by 2025. We think this is a trustworthy organization that is working to address several aspects of the deforestation problem in different parts of the world. We will support it with a donation on your behalf for every Live Glorious, Give Glorious tote purchased.