Presented by Porter-Leath

2023 Books from Birth Spring Luncheon

About this Event

The 2023 Books from Birth Spring Luncheon raises support for early literacy initiatives at Porter-Leath! Porter-Leath's Books from Birth Program creates literacy connections for families, which inspire nurturing bonds between caregivers and children. As a result, these bonds yield lasting, positive results that extend beyond early childhood. promotes kindergarten readiness and strengthens families in Shelby County by providing age-appropriate books for all children in Shelby County from birth to age five. 

Join us this May!


5.7 Million Books Mailed Since 2005

Over 40,000, an estimated 60%, of Shelby County children from birth to 5 years old are currently enrolled, with enrollment steadily increasing every month.

Positive Growth = Continued Funding Need

Porter-Leath's Books from Birth Program, in partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF), builds a foundation for reading and learning through books for Shelby County’s children, but books are not free. 

After negotiating low book costs and generous assistance, the total annual program costs  $21 per child per year. 

Since Porter-Leath's Books from Birth Program distributes books to over 40,000 children per month, our fundraising needs are tremendous and increase every month. BfB depends on support from individuals and organizations to continue purchasing and mailing books to our community.


Getting There

FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms Park
6903 Great View Drive North
Memphis, Tennessee 38134
United States