A beloved First Lady, proud mother of six children and accomplished author, Barbara Bush believed that every American should have the opportunity for education, no matter their age.

Mrs. Bush launched the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy in 1989, with the mission to advocate for and establish literacy as a value in every home.

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is focused on fulfilling its mission by providing access to family literacy programs in which both parents and children work toward their educational goals. When families share a love of reading, children have a far greater chance to live more productive and healthier lives, graduate from high school and obtain a better job. Supporting family literacy programs is a win-win for parents and children where they acquire basic literacy skills that help them advance their education and provide greater opportunities to succeed.

Right now, you can honor Mrs. Bush with a donation to the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Through your gift, her legacy for literacy will live on.