WE COUNT! was conceived by Melissa Litwin
The idea for a counting board book came to Melissa during a meeting to discuss how to ensure kids were counted in the 2020 Census. As the Program Director for Early Childhood at The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation, it is not surprising that Melissa figured out that the census was a great moment to support early literacy and numeracy and reach out to traditionally undercounted families about who counts. simply put agreed.
By January of 2020 additional funders helped us take WE COUNT! to communities outside Passaic County and to families who speak 15 different languages.
Not bad for what started as just a good idea!
The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation
The Burke Foundation
The Nicholson Foundation
The Turrell Funnd
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
The Carnegie Corporation
The Gould Family Foundation
The Joseph Flom Family Foundation