Every kid needs a mentor in their life, especially one who encourages them to read!

As an added incentive to donate, I will cut my hair and donate it to Children With Hair Loss if I reach my $750 goal! If I reach $800, I'll let my student cut part of my hair and record it for you all to see.

Maricor's Read to a Child Fundraising Page A Project of Read to a Child

*That's the student I read with, alongside my supervisor, every other Wednesday at lunch. He's so excited about us reading to him (he can't even put his book down to take this picture; although he seems to have the multi-tasking down when it comes to cutting hair! lol). It's been a pleasure reading with him this year.

I've been working for Read to a Child now a little over 3 years now, as the LA affiliate Program Manager. I love my job because I get to work on issues I'm most passionate about: literacy, reading, and education. I love hearing from volunteers, students, and school coordinators about how much they love the program (we pair mostly business professionals with students from low-income backgrounds to read together once a week during lunch), and the difference it's made in their lives.

I've also had the pleasure of being a volunteer in the program, too. I'm now reading to my second student (as I read with my last student from 2nd to 4th grade). It's our first year reading together, alongside my boss. His mom and him are so happy that he has us reading to him. He likes that he has volunteers who read to only him. He's enjoyed the one-on-one attention we give him.

The smiles and inquisitive looks I see on everyone's faces when I do site visits is priceless. Please consider making a donation (any amount is good!) today, so we can provide more mentors, and reading sessions to deserving children across Los Angeles. There are so many more who need it. No donation is too small. $5 is great! It all adds up, especially if you encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to give.

  • $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!
  • $1,000 will automatically add you to the "Suess Circle" Leadership Giving Level and can sponsor a child for two years!
  • 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!
$910 Raised
113% towards $800 Goal

Supported by 17 Donations:

  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    Bless u Maricor for all u do. Fr. Tita jojo ur Mozart mom's 69er friend.
  • Michelle W.
    I Gave $50
  • Julio M.
    I Gave $25
    Glad to see you're still doing good work
  • Derah P.
    I Gave $30
    Looking forward to seeing the new 'do, Maricor. :)
  • Maria Christina G.
    I Gave $25
    Go Cuzin! Changing the world one child at a time :) From: Jay, Chiqui, Matt & Jonah
  • James L.
    I Gave $25
    James Le
  • Fernando L.
    I Gave $25
  • Paulina C.
    I Gave $25
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $500
  • Esteffi M.
    Maricor! Nice to see you are doing well!
  • Verenice C.
    I Gave $25
    Continue the good work! :)
  • Gina  G.
    I Gave $25
  • Maricor G.
    I Gave $5