Provide Vital Literacy Programs for US Children

by Raising A Reader
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Provide Vital Literacy Programs for US Children
Provide Vital Literacy Programs for US Children
Provide Vital Literacy Programs for US Children
Provide Vital Literacy Programs for US Children
Provide Vital Literacy Programs for US Children
Provide Vital Literacy Programs for US Children
Provide Vital Literacy Programs for US Children
Provide Vital Literacy Programs for US Children
Provide Vital Literacy Programs for US Children
Provide Vital Literacy Programs for US Children
Provide Vital Literacy Programs for US Children
Provide Vital Literacy Programs for US Children
Provide Vital Literacy Programs for US Children
Happy Children at Affliate in North Carolina
Happy Children at Affliate in North Carolina

Imagine a principal in a low income community had to open his school library on Saturdays because parents were so excited to share books with their children.

 Imagine a subsidized housing community of immigrants became so excited about sharing books with young children that they created their own library in the laundry room of their building.

 Imagine a city in which elected officials, business leaders, and schools come together to help families develop, practice and sustain the habit of sharing books.

Raising A Reader is proud to say that each of these moments occurred because of the work we do. We’d also like to say that we couldn't do this work without supporters like you! For those of you who received our Holiday Book Set we hope you enjoyed it.

With sincere thanks for your support and warmest wishes for the holiday season.

The Raising A Reader National Team

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We are delighted to share with our GlobalGiving supporters that Raising A Reader has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an evidence-based, innovative approach to literacy in the form or our first federal grant! Funded under the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) Program, Raising A Reader was awarded $4 million over a two-year period to serve 20,000 children and their families in Baltimore, Boston and Phoenix.

That does not mean we are done! We have children to serve in many other cities across the United States and we need your help. A donation of just $35 will ensure a child’s continued participation with RAR for a full year. A gift of $100 will allow a new child and his/her family to take advantage of Raising A Reader’s book bag rotation and family engagement program.

So far this year we’ve raised $2,885 towards our goal of $36,000. And now, through the end of the year, all donations will be matched by a generous donor at 100%. Just think - your $35 donation would turn into $70, funding two children for an entire year and launching them on a positive trajectory toward academic success.

Please consider a contribution toward our children’s future by supporting Raising A Reader.

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Dear Friends,

With only a few months left in 2012, we wanted to take a moment to update you on Raising A Reader's progress with our Global Giving project.

Thanks to a matching gift from a generous donor, we have raised $5,130, allowing us to provide books, materials, parent training, and library connections for over 100 new Raising A Reader children. Though we’ve only reached 14% of our total goal, with your continued support, we can reach 1,600 at-risk children by the end of 2012. And, again, each contribution is matched at 100%.

None of this would have been possible without your generous support. From all of us here at Raising A Reader, our sincerest thanks for everything you are doing to make a difference in the life of a child. 

All the best,

The Raising A Reader Team

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Two happy RAR girls

Dear friends,

Hello from the Raising A Reader team. 2012 is in full swing, and we wanted to make sure to take a moment to say thank you for the investment you have made in Raising A Reader and the children across the country that you have helped through your generous support. 

With your gift, Raising A Reader has identified some of the country's hardest to reach children. Over the next few months, we will continue to provide books, materials, parent training, and library connections through the Raising A Reader program to these at-risk children, the vast majority of which are living at or below the poverty line. Your gift is also allowing the Raising A Reader National Office team to serve the needs of specific high-risk families by providing specialized parent trainings and books tailored to teen parents, Native Alaskan and Native American communities, children with disabilities and their parents, and many others.

None of this would have been possible without your generous support. From all of us here at Raising A Reader, our sincerest thanks for everything you are doing to make a difference in the life of a child. 

All the best,

The Raising A Reader Team

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Dear friends,

Hello from the Raising A Reader team. 2012 is already off to a wonderful start, and we wanted to make sure to take a moment to say thank you for the investment you have made in Raising A Reader and the children across the country that you have helped through your generous support. 

With your gift, Raising A Reader is identifying some of the country's hardest to reach children.Over the next few months, we will begin providing books, materials, parent training, and library connections through the Raising A Reader program to these at-risk children, the vast majority of which are living at or below the poverty line. Your gift is also allowing the Raising A Reader National Office team serve the needs of specific high-risk families by providing specialized parent trainings and books tailored to teen parents, Native Alaskan and Native American communities, children with disabilities and their parents, and many others.

None of this would have been possible without your generous support. From all of us here at Raising A Reader, our sincerest thanks for everything you are doing to make a difference in the life of a child. 

All the best,

The Raising A Reader Team

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Raising A Reader

Location: Milpitas, CA - USA
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Twitter: @RARnational
Project Leader:
Noelle Colomé
Milpitas, California United States
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