Nathan Fillion's birthday is on March 27th and as a co-founder of Kids Need to Read, he has made a birthday wish for the organization.

Nathan Fillion, co-founder of Kids Need to Read and star of ABC’s Castle, is asking his fans to donate to the organization in honor of his birthday. “I support Kids Need to Read, because it fosters a desire to learn, the process of self-improvement, and the chance for children’s minds to grow.”

Founded with a passion to improve the lives of disadvantaged children by providing inspiring book collections and engaging literacy programs to underfunded schools, libraries, and organizations across the nation, Kids Need to Read aspires to empower and embolden every last child through a culture of reading. Through its programs, including Kids-N-Peace, Reading Revolution, and Build-a-Book, Kids Need to Read helps to build and nurture literacy support systems for children of all ages.

Once a relatively safe haven for our youth, many schools have become overrun with unchecked aggression and antisocial behavior: from unrelenting bullying to fighting and even weapons use. Among the children the organization serves, a shocking number cite bullying as a key factor when considering dropping out of school entirely.

Donations made in honor of Nathan Fillion’s birthday will not only enable Kids Need to Read to expand its programs but help provide KNTR “Peace Packs” to schools across the nation. Kids Need to Read’s Peace Packs book collection is designed to support literacy education, as well as help students cope with bullying, learn peaceful conflict resolution techniques, and develop effective leadership skills.

To make a donation, click here.

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