Cans4Books Community Initiative

for our future

Short Term Goal –
Design, create, and implement Rupert’s Reading Bench in our community’s playgrounds and parks.

Long Term Goal –
To create a family-friendly recycling and educational resource center, where the community can reallocate governmental recycling funds to provide free, accessible educational resources for our youth.

“Reading is knowledge. And knowledge is the most powerful gift we can give to our children in the community!”

Trisha Goolsby, MS

Cans4Books Mission Statements

Cans4Books unites six neighborhoods (Lincoln Military Housing, North Park, South Park, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, & University City)  together as a collective for a common goal; free accessible young children’s books in the community.

Cans4Books links community members with local businesses in various ways such as purchasing children’s books from local authors, hosting Cans4Books events, setting up accessible free children’s book libraries, and spreading the word about the initiative with the community.

Cans4Books connects the community together, through a variety of community events. Members demonstrate positive examples for children of collaborating from different cultural backgrounds, being positive contributing members of society, taking care of our community as a collective, kindness does matter, and the importance/joy of reading. 

Cans4Books commits to keeping our environment clean of trash through community beach cleanups in Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, and Ocean Beach, as well as neighborhood cleanups in Pacific Beach, Lincoln Military Housing, and Ocean Beach.

Cans4Books facilitates the installation of Rupert’s Reading Bench libraries in our communities’ local parks and playgrounds through funding by local business and/or community members donations. Rupert’s Reading Bench libraries will provide free accessible children’s books, as well as an invitation to read.

Trisha goolsby, MS
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