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The Big J Show Cares is a non-profit focused on taking care of the people of the Billings area. Books For Kids' goal is to get books into the hands of K-5 students. Each sponsored student receives a book to add to their home library every month of the school year.


The Education Foundation is a proud partner of The Big J Show Cares, supporting literacy through Reading Rocks and empowering more kids to read.

Fast Facts

•61% of low-income families have no books at all in their homes for their children.


•Creating a steady stream of new, age- appropriate books has been shown to nearly triple interest in reading within months. Children with greater access to books and other print materials express more enjoyment of books, reading, and academics.


•Children growing up in homes with at
least twenty books get three years more schooling than children from bookless homes, independent of their parents’ education, occupation, and class.


•Children who aren’t reading at grade level by the end of third grade are four times as likely to drop out of high school.

Donation Levels

Red Apple


Sponsors one student to get a book every month of the school year



Sponsors an entire classroom to get a book for every student, every month of the school year



Sponsors an entire grade at a school to get a book for every student, every month of the year

Teacher's Pet


Sponsors an entire school to get a book for every student, every month of the school year

What The Students Say

"I really like to read and it's my favorite thing to do.  I have no chapter books at home and now I have some of my own."

-Arayia - 2nd grade (McKinley)

"I LOVE BOOK DAY! This is my favorite day besides P.E. day. It’s my book, I get to keep it and after a few days of being in my book box I get to take it home. It’s all mine!!!"

-Jaxon - 1st Grader (Bench)

“I love getting to see what the new book is about and I just love getting a new book every month!”

-Amelia - 4th Grader (Ponderosa)

How To Donate


The Big J Show Cares
P.O. Box 51468

Billings, MT 59105

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