Raising A Reader helps children develop a love of books right from the start. With a 100% Microsoft match on all #GivingTuesday donations, don’t forget to give online today to double your impact on early child literacy.
Together we can help more children succeed across the nation through the simple joy of sharing books.
As always, thank you for helping us reach children and families in need with life-changing book sharing and reading habits.
With Thanks, The Raising A Reader Team
Ps. Remember, Gifts for Good purchases will be matched like any other donation. Follow the link to see the beautiful, expertly selected children’s books in our collection.
The match will still apply – but only for today!
From all of us at Raising A Reader we hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving!
We think of all the children sharing books with their families this holiday season and feel so grateful for your support of under-served children and families across the country.
Don’t forget to give back on #GivingTuesday
On December 2nd Microsoft is generously matching all donations to Literacy Programs for Children and STEM Literacy for 100 Disadvantaged Children.
Even a purchase of our Raising A Reader Board-book Gift Sets will be matched dollar for dollar.
Don’t forget to give back on #GivingTuesday and make the most of this opportunity to double your gift!
Yours in book sharing, The Raising A Reader Team
Ps. If you have already supported us this Holiday Season – thank you! Happy Holidays, and please remember to share the giving message with your friends on #GivingTuesday via Facebook and Twitter.
Holiday shopping with Raising A Reader that supports child literacy all at the same time!
Raising A Reader books are selected from publishers around the world to ensure high quality and durability. We pride ourselves on providing children’s books that are both a window to unknown worlds and a mirror in which they can see themselves.
When you donate $50 to Literacy Programs for Children we will send you a special gift set of beautiful, expertly selected board books from the Raising A Reader collection.
Your $50 donation will support children and families across the country as they share books and fall in love with reading through Raising A Reader.
On #GivingTuesday, Microsoft will Match all donations including Gifts for Good purchases!
Any Gifts for Good purchase or regular donation to Literacy Programs for Children or STEM Literacy for 100 Disadvantaged Children on this day will be matched.
So $50 becomes $100!! For one day only.
Thank you Microsoft!
And thanks to YOU for your incredible support of children’s literacy throughout the country.
Recently Mathew’s family from Kern County wrote to tell us how important Raising A Reader has been in helping him get excited about reading and sharing books together.
“Mathew gets really excited when he gets to take home his red book bag every week with different books. He doesn’t even wait to get them home. He insists on staying in the car to look through them all.
The program has helped him to get more excited about learning to read. It gives us something to look forward to each night as we read together before bed time."
We want to thank you for making stories like this possible.
With your support, over one million Raising A Reader families have changed their child’s academic outlook through the simple habit of sharing a book. As one of the most evaluated programs in the country, Raising A Reader is now a national leader in family engagement and literacy, and a trusted partner in over 2,700 locations across the nation.
Thanks to you, we continue to change lives through a little red bag of books and children who can’t wait to say “share a book with me!”
As always, thank you for all you do to support underserved children and families through Raising A Reader!
Yours in book sharing The Raising A Reader Team
Ps. Gifts for Good is a place for you to do your holiday shopping whilst giving back! Books from the Raising A Reader collection are available now for purchase. PLUS all purchases on #GivingTuesday Dec 2 will be generously matched dollar for dollar by Microsoft.
Earlier this year we heard from a mother at Avery County Smart Start in North Carolina.
Her daughter had no interest in reading. In fact, if her Mom pulled out a book to read the little girl would take it and put it right back on the shelf. In August, having participated in Raising A Reader for a few months, the little girl’s Mom had a fantastic story to tell.
”My daughter would actually pick up her red book bag, bring it to me and pull out the books to read. For the first time we would sit on her bed, cuddle and read together.”
What happened next brought this Mom to tears. Her husband, who had never read with his daughter before, joined them in their nightly reading routines so they could share books together as a family. This Mom called it a “special family moment” and she was so excited she had to tell the teachers at Avery Smart Start the very next day.
Raising A Reader’s little red book bag has helped more than one million families develop, practice, and maintain the habit of sharing books. Thanks to your support we are reaching more and more children each year and continue to develop innovative programs such as Raising A Reader With STEM.
Thank you for all that you do to support child literacy through Raising A Reader! You truly are making a difference.
Ps. Give back on #GivingTuesday! This year on Dec 2 Microsoft will generously match all donations to Literacy Programs for Children and STEM Literacy for 100 Disadvantaged Children dollar for dollar! Save the date! And be part of the world-wide movement to give back on #GivingTuesday
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