Bilingual Books for Literacy & Learning Across US

by Raising A Reader
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Bilingual Books for Literacy & Learning Across US
Bilingual Books for Literacy & Learning Across US
Bilingual Books for Literacy & Learning Across US
Bilingual Books for Literacy & Learning Across US
Bilingual Books for Literacy & Learning Across US
Bilingual Books for Literacy & Learning Across US
Bilingual Books for Literacy & Learning Across US

Do you remember the first book your mom shared with you? I have vivid memories of my mom sharing my favorite book about a beagle puppy named Bruno. While to many, the story was simply a day in the life of a typical dog. To me, it was a story about learning new things for the first time, meeting new friends, and going on adventures, if only as far as the backyard. What made this story so special to me was not the dog, but the snuggle time I had with my mom. She made each page come to life and I never felt so safe and full of wonder. It's amazing what mom and good book can do.

At Raising A Reader, we work tirelessly to empower moms, dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles and other important adults in a child's life to bring stories to life through shared reading. Many families we serve lack the resources and/or time to visit their local library on a regular basis, especially if they are in a single parent home, teen mom, or working full-time jobs. It is through support from donors like you that we can cycle 100 books into a home, provide families with book sharing tips, and help them develop new reading habits for years to come. 

This Mother's Day, we are asking you to remember you mom and other influential women in your life who shared a story with you. Consider honoring her with a tribute donation. Your gift will not only provide books, but will give another child a special moment with their mom that will live with them forever.

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Thank you for your continued support of Raising A Reader! Did you know we are more than halfway to reaching our fundraising goal for this project? With just $27,160 left to raise, we are edging closer to bringing books and programming to 700 budding scholars this Spring!

With Raising A Reader, imaginations will blossom with each new story. Your gift of $100 will provide a child and their family with engaging programming and books for one year. Your gift today will make a difference in the life of a child tomorrow. 

When books are lacking in the home, children are left behind in school. An alarming 6 out of 10 U.S. children fail to read proficiently by grade 4. When parents are engaged and share books, children succeed.

Principal Laura Vines from Kalihi Kai Elementary in Honolulu, Hawaii has been tracking the success of students participating in Raising A Reader. She says, “Our first cohort in the Raising A Reader program is in their 3rd grade year and they are showing the highest proficiency in reading than any other grade in a tested grade!”

Our budding scholars are counting on you. When you give today, one less child is left behind. Please share this project with your friends and family!

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Dear Friends,

There is still time to make additional yearend gifts to help children most at-risk of falling behind.

A gift of $100 will bring more than 100 books to children and countless resources to parents with children 0-8 years old. A gift of $35 will support the continuation of one child enrolled in Raising A Reader.

When you expose children to books beginning at birth, they will enter kindergarten ready to learn! During this holiday season, you can put books into the hands of children who need them most. Thank you for your continued support.

 Happy New Year! 

Your Raising A Reader Team

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Exposure to books before age 5 is critical.

Experts say part of the reason that low-income children left behind academically is because their vocabularies are more limited. Research shows that low-income children who are not exposed to books before age 5 enter kindergarten on average with a 30-million-word deficit compared to their more affluent peers. 

Because of generous donations from individuals like you, we are making strides in places like Detroit where we are partnering with the social services agency, Brilliant Detroit, to bring Raising A Reader to more than 100 children and their families.

Reading to children at birth is key to preparing them for future success, and we have more work to do if we want to bring Raising A Reader to more communities in 2018. Thank you for your continued commitment to early childhood literacy!

Your Raising A Reader Team



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The children at the Liberty Elementary School Judy Center in Baltimore, Maryland absolutely LOVE their financial literacy and STEM books graciously provided by YOU, our generous donors from GlobalGiving. These RAR book collections come with downloadable implementer guides for teachers and special bookplates for parents to help extend the literacy themes into their homes.

Reading achievement of low-income children improves as their access to books increases. Because of your generous donations, books are being put into the hands of children who need them most. Thank you for your continued investment in early childhood literacy. One less child left behind is one more child with a brighter future. Best wishes this holiday season!

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Raising A Reader

Location: Milpitas, CA - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @RARnational
Project Leader:
Noelle Colomé
Milpitas , California United States
$56,743 raised of $100,000 goal
1,366 donations
$43,257 to go
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