Celebrate the Magic of Reading
We can make a difference A Project of Read to a Child
Not only do I enjoy my work for Read to a Child as the Boston Program Director, I am reminded every day of why my work and my volunteer time for the organization is so important. The joy on the children's faces as they meet their mentors each week tells it all. The conversations about the stories and connections to their lives enhance the personal connections and sharpen literacy skills.
One child brought it home when he said that the best thing about the Read to a Child program is that his mentor asks every week how he is, a simple but profound sentiment. At-risk kids need us.
This year is my 4th year reading to Devin.(pictured with me) She will "graduate" the program in the spring and we will never forget the connections we made with each other, the fun books we read, but most of all how we cared for each other and looked forward to our time each week. We say the kids will not forget the impact the program had on them when they grow up. I will never forget the impact it had on me. Devin is reading on grade level now and she whips the book from me sometimes to read to me.
Next year I will be matched with another young child and start the journey again.
We can make a difference by reading to even more kids. I am asking you to consider making a donation of any size to assist us in our efforts. All children deserve a chance.
- $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
- $500 can sponsor a child in Read to a Child's Lunchtime Reading Program for a whole year!
- and... $2,000 can sponsor a child in the program from first to fourth grade - this builds a powerful mentoring relationship that can be transformative for a child!
Thanks very much,