Help Children in Need Love to Read!!!

Dave Walker/Level One Bank Fundraising Page A Project of Read to a Child

My love of reading was sparked by my parents, who read aloud to me every night before bed. Everything from "The Story of Ferdinand" (a personal favorite!) to "I Can't Said the Ant" - I always asked for just one more book or one more chapter! By reading to me and my brothers and sister, they sparked something in us and made us lifelong lovers of books and reading!

I still love reading books for all ages, including older favorites such as Agatha Christie novels and newer best sellers such as the Harry Potter books. My daughter has been the most voracious reader since age 3 and my son loves to read as well.

Unfortunately, not every child is lucky enough to be read to regularly. 80% of 4th graders from low-income families are not proficient in reading and 2/3rds of those will end up on welfare or in jail!

Level One Bank has been involved with Read to A Child for 3 years and we have a number of dedicated readers at Bow Elementary School in Detroit, including Kyle Sasena, Jennifer Villemure, LaNita Aiken, Colleen Molloy and me. I have been fortunate to read to the same young man at Bow Elementary in Detroit for three years and he loves the Hardy Boys mysteries. We have such a wonderful time each week, and our other readers feel the same way!

Read to a Child inspires caring adults to read aloud to children and to help create better opportunities for the future. Volunteer reading mentors give their student partners the time, confidence, and tools to reverse the cycle of illiteracy. We're teaming up with Read to a Child to raise $100,000 this March that will provide 6,000 reading sessions to children in need. Please donate on this page and help us spread the word!

Thank you so much for supporting Read to a Child. With your help, we can Help Children in Need Love to Read!

Dave and the entire Level One team.

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

Supported by 19 Donations:

  • Silhouette
    I Gave $50
    Thanks for bringing this special Program to our attention! "Read to a Child" is really making a positive difference!
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  • David & Sharon K.
    I Gave $25
  • John P.
    I Gave $200
    Thank you for your involvement with this wonderful program.
  • Silhouette
    It is my pleasure to help with this important cause.
  • Eric G.
    I Gave $50
    David - thank you for all you are doing to support the next generation of leaders.
  • Michael A.
    I Gave $25
  • Kellie D.
    I Gave $25
    Please designate for the Detroit program
    I Gave $25
    Please designate for the Detroit Fund
  • Darren B.
    "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."
  • Diren A.
    I Gave $25
  • Feras S.
    I Gave $50
    Great program! Please designate for the Detroit program.
  • Cynthia V.
    I Gave $25
  • Cheryl  C.
    Please designate these funds for Detroit program
  • Ambuja K.
    Every Life Matters
  • Colleen M.
    I Gave $25
    So happy to help this incredible program!!
  • Dave W.
    I Gave $250
    Keep helping Children Read!!!