Help Kids in Need Love to Read!
Donate to Read to a Child during March (National Reading Month)
Laura's fundraising page A Project of Read to a Child
As a former teacher, and now a parent of 3 daughters, reading to children and with children has long been an important part of my life. At a time when our world is full of so much noise, getting lost in a book is pure joy. Many children do not have the benefit of having a caring adult read to them each night, or on a regular basis of any sort. In fact, 80% of 4th graders from low-income families in the US are not proficient in reading. Sharing a story together, hearing someone read, and talking about a book, helps build the foundation for literacy. The value of this connection is immense.
This is my third year as a School Coordinator for the Read to a Child program, and I cannot say enough about the positive impact that this program makes in the lives of children. The reading mentors are caring, committed adults who are partnered with a child for the school year. They come each week during lunch to read to their buddy. Watching these relationships form and grow over the year as each pair explores books from different genres highlights the power of reading a book together. Reading to children makes a lasting, positive impact.
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!
Thank you so much for supporting Read to a Child. With your help, we can help Kids in Need Love to Read!
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