Help Kids in Need Learn to Read - LOVE TO READ!

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

Reading is as much a part of my life as breathing. Not a day goes by when I don't steal away for at least a few minutes to read for fun. And I have the most fun on Friday! That's the day I read aloud to my third grade student in Read to a Child's Lunchtime Reading Program at Betances Early Reading Lab in Hartford. Once a week, the two of us wonder why "The Crayons Quit", laugh at the latest dilemma of "The Wimpy Kid", or hop on board "The Magic School Bus." What a pleasure it is to open up a new book and a new world of words, experience, and ideas for him! What an honor it is to play a role, along with my fellow volunteers in Greater Hartford and across the nation, to help build literacy skills and love of reading and books in our neediest of students!

But, there are so many more children here in Greater Hartford and throughout the United States– in fact hundreds of thousands- that are not read aloud to regularly! These children fall behind in learning to read. Currently 80% of fourth graders from low-income families are not proficient in reading; a deficit that greatly hampers their ultimate academic, social, and lifetime success. And research shows that reading aloud to a child is the single most important factor in developing skills to learn to read!

That's why I'm joining in Read to a Child's fifth annual online fundraising campaign "Help Kids in Need Love to Read" which seeks to raise $100,000 during National Reading Month in March. Any donation can do so much!

  • $25 puts a series of chapter books into a child's hands
  • $50 provides screening and training of a volunteer
  • $100 sponsors a year-end celebration and certificates for the children in the program
  • $250 brings new books customized to children's interests and teacher requests to a school
  • $500 can sponsor a child in Read to a Child's Lunchtime Reading Program for a whole year!

May I please ask you to support my personal fundraising goal of $2000?

$1,850 Raised
92% towards $2,000 Goal

Supported by 11 Donations:

  • Debra P.
  • Silhouette
    Reading is the door to the gifts of the world.
  • Dave B.
    I Gave $150
  • Jeff B.
    I Gave $200
  • Silhouette
  • Joseph C.
    I Gave $100
    Proud of the work my friend is doing!!
  • Sean D.
    I Gave $100
    Great to see this program continuing to grow and benefit so many students!
  • Nancy L.
    I Gave $100
  • Gina B.
    I Gave $200