Read Across America Day is March 2, 2016, a day where teachers across the country celebrate children and teens becoming active readers. The event is anchored around Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and teachers are encouraged to integrate his stories and a variety of other books and resources into their curriculum.

At Samford University’s Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education, teacher education students can find resources to do this in their classrooms at the Curriculum Materials and Technology Center (CMTC).

The CMTC is in need of new books, technology and material to help provide the latest tools for this next generation of educators. Will you help us stock the shelves?

Celebrate Read Across America with us February 29–March 4 by making a gift to the CMTC and the School of Education by purchasing a needed item from our Read Across America Amazon Wish List. All items have been selected by Michelle Haralson, the director of the CMTC.

How to Donate Via Our Amazon Wish List

Browse and shop our Read Across America Amazon Wish List. As you browse the site, you can sort the items by title, price and purchase status. To select an item you want to purchase, click “Add to Cart,” either on the list page or the product details page.

Once you have selected your items and finished shopping, proceed to checkout.
(Note: If you have other items already in your shopping cart, the process may be simpler if you mark those items as “Save for Later.”)

The checkout process will first prompt you for the shipping address. Among the options, you will see “Samford University, Gift Registry Address.” This is the option you need to select.
(Note: Amazon will not list Samford’s full shipping address for privacy reasons.)

Next, you will be prompted to enter your preferred shipping method and payment method. Complete this as normal.

Finally, before you place your order, we need you to include a gift receipt. (It’s free!) In the gift message, please include your full name, email address, mailing address, and if an alum, your class year. By providing this information, we will send you a confirmation of your donation, as well as a personal thank you.

Once your order has been placed, Amazon will ship us the items, and we will send you a confirmation when we have received them.

Amazon Wish List