Gift of Reading, a fiscally sponsored nonprofit initiative of FJC, was founded by then 2nd grader Monica Orozco as a youth-led initiative to spread the joy of reading through gifting books within her community. We guide student-led Teams through fundraising programs which promote a love of reading towards a goal of gifting 3 books to every student in their schools.


Our mission is to empower children to inform and change their world at any age by starting within their own community. We promote servant leadership, literacy and a love of reading through book ownership to spread this idea.

On the Web

Irving|Coppell NeighborsGo - Elliott Elementary School Third-grader Gifts More Than 2,000 Books

Irving|Coppell NeighborsGo Editors Note - Making a Difference

GSNETX Girl Scout Highlight: Gift of Reading

Irving ISD 2013 ICE Award Finalist - Second Place, Community and Citizenship

Kohl's Awards Six Area Youths Scholarships for Community Service

Mónica Orozco: Educación a través de los Libros

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Contact Information

Monica Orozco
1910 Pacific Avenue
Suite 7006
Dallas, Texas 75201
Phone: 214-704-2013