Balint Charities, Inc. currently coordinates two programs: Barb’s Books and Fran’s Bands. The goal of the company through these programs is to provide books and musical instruments to young children who cannot otherwise afford them to promote interest in reading and music at an early age.
Based on studies, when books and music are introduced in early childhood, the probability of education success in later years is increased. We want to provide these items to schools designated by state or city agencies as needing assistance as well as support the work of other organizations such as Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is a program conducted through pediatricians’ offices that promotes reading to children at home. Learn more at www.reachoutandread.org