80% of 4th graders from low-income families in the U.S. are not proficient in reading.
Tracy's Fundraising Page A Project of Read to a Child
My parents instilled a love of reading in me by reading aloud books by Dr. Seuss. The world of Dr. Seuss carried me away to fantastical places that captured my imagination and helped me develop my appetite and appreciation of reading.
Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to be read to regularly. 80% of 4th graders from low-income families in the U.S. are not proficient in reading.
As this is my third year to proudly serve on Read to a Child's national board of advisors, I know first hand how Read to a Child enables caring adults to read aloud to children and to help create better opportunities for the future. Read to a Child's volunteer reading mentors give their student partners the time, confidence and tools to reverse the cycle of illiteracy.
March is 'National Reading Month' and I'm helping Read to a Child raise $100,000 by March 31st that will go to provide 6,000 additional reading sessions to children in need during the 2017-18 school year! Please help me reach my personal fundraising goal of $5,000! You can donate on this page and help spread the word!
•$25 can get a series of chapter books into a child's hands
•$50 can provide screening and training of a volunteer
•$100 can sponsor a year-end celebration and certificates for the children in the program
•$250 can provide a school with new books customized to children's interests and teacher requests
•and.... $500 can sponsor a child in Read to a Child's lunchtime reading program for a whole year!
Thank you so much for supporting Read to a Child. With your help, we can Help Kids in Need Love to Read!