JetBlue Book Vending Machines Dispense Free Kids’ Books in D.C. Neighborhood

PHOTO: Through its "Soar With Reading" initiative, JetBlue is donating thousands of free books to children.A recent study commissioned by JetBlue found that, in on Washington DC neighborhood, there’s just one age-appropriate book for sale for every 830 children. According to ABC News, JetBlue hopes to change that. As part of JetBlue’s “Soar With Reading” initiative, three book vending machines were placed at three different locations around the Anacostia neighborhood in July. The machines dispense kids’ books for free. The program has donated 16,000 books in the community, and has committed to giving out 84,000 more.

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