H.Res. 232: Recognizing and commending the Toys for Tots Literacy Program for its contributions in raising awareness of illiteracy, promoting children's literacy, and fighting poverty through the support of literacy

H.Res. 232

Recognizing and commending the Toys for Tots Literacy Program for its contributions in raising awareness of illiteracy, promoting children's literacy, and fighting poverty through the support of literacy

Sponsor
Rep. Sam Graves

Date
June 2, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact

Floor Situation

H.Res. 232 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) on March 10, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 232 would resolve that Congress:

  • "Recognizes that the Toys for Tots Literacy Program has made significant contributions in raising awareness of illiteracy and promoting children's literacy; and
  • "Recognizes and commends the Toys for Tots Literacy Program for its effort to battle poverty through the support of literacy."

 

Background

According to the resolution's findings, the Toys for Tots Literacy Program offers the Nation's most economically disadvantaged children the ability to compete academically and to succeed in life by providing them direct access to resources that enhance their ability to read and to communicate effectively. Since March 2008, more than $630,000 has been raised for the Toys for Tots Literacy Program through a variety of activities, including donation card campaigns, coin box collections, special events, and sponsorships. March 2009 marks the one-year anniversary of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program.