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Kat
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Happy August! A vote for you…
Happy August! A vote for you :)

Every year, thousands of kids start school with no books in the classroom, poor school libraries, and no books of their own. Reader to Reader gives out hundreds of thousands of books to under-resourced schools, libraries and children, but the need is especially strong at the start of the school year. They need YOUR help to get books into the hands of children who truly need the power of reading in their lives.

Please consider giving what you can to this important cause. If you can't give now, join the team and spread the word!
Thank you,
Kat
9 months ago
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Kat
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June vote for you! The summ…
June vote for you!

The summer is here, and school is out! But even though students are enjoying the sun, we're still working hard to bring resources to low-income schools, libraries, and communities. Reader to Reader's work doesn't stop with the school year, and becomes even more important. More than half of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth comes from unequal access to summer learning opportunities. Low-income kids can lose up to two months of reading ability over the summer, while middle-class children make slight gains. Now more than ever it is essential that books are available to low-income children. Help us make this possible with your support today.

Thank you,
Kat
10 months ago
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Kat
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A spring vote for you! With…
A spring vote for you!

With all the headlines screaming disaster and heartache, it's easy to get disheartened. Reader to Reader has supported schools damaged by tornadoes, public libraries devastated by flooding, and communities deeply affected by local tragedy. But each day we see examples of how much good is out there. That goodness is not always in the headlines. Sometimes, it's tucked quietly away, but it's there, and is the very reason we do this work--to bring books and other resources to the next generation that so richly deserves them.

Reader to Reader needs your help to get books in the hands of children across the country. Will you donate or join our team? Your support makes a difference!

Thanks,
Kat
12 months ago
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Kat
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An early Valentine's Day vot…

An early Valentine's Day vote for you! If you have a second, would you check out our new project, WriteMe? It's launching a writing competition and library program for students in Zimbabwe. crowdrise.com/writeme Thanks for all your support!

Happy reading,
Kat
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Amnesty International USA
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Thanks for your donation to Amnesty International, Bala!
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Kat
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Happy January vote! Wishing …
Happy January vote! Wishing you and your projects the very best this year.
On Thanksgiving Day 2012, someone broke in to Hopi Mission School in Kykotsmovi Village, AZ and stole all their laptops. Without them, students have little access to technology, research, Internet and essential learning tools. No one deserves to lose learning opportunities and resources because of someone else's hurtful actions.
Reader to Reader is raising funds to not only replace these computers, but to keep them safe in a locking cart and prevent any future theft. If you can, please help me support the children of Hopi Mission School today. If you donate $17 or more, Crowdrise will automatically enter you for a raffle to get a $100 donation to your cause (and a $100 Roozt gift card!)
Join our team and spread the word! http://www.crowdrise.com/HopiMissionSchool/fundraiser/katlibby
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Amanda
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Bala! Thank you so much for…
Bala!
Thank you so much for your donation to No More Cancer, your help is always much appreciated!
Sending my thanks,
Amanda
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Brenda
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I am so sorry for the late r…
I am so sorry for the late response...I am still catching up from the holiday! Thank you so much for your support of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank! So many people depend on it!
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Michele and Eric
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Bala!! THANK YOU so much for…
Bala!! THANK YOU so much for the donation the Matt Cwiertny Memorial Foundation project and for all your incredible support of our foundation... so amazing! Thank you for everything!!

Hope you and your family are having a wonderful Holiday Season!! xo

Michele
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Patrick
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I just saw it was 2 donation…
I just saw it was 2 donations! Thanks!!
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Bala Kolluru
Troy, MI United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Sep 05, 2010
Stuff About Me:

I live in Detroit suburbs with my beautiful wife and two kids. I have always believed that giving is not an option but our essential duty. The poor and disadvantaged are constrained thru no fault of their own. I am just a regular guy trying to make a difference in a small way. Donating and participating/voting here feels special. When you put a human face to the supporter of that charity and hear their project story that's just super cool, Crowdrise is awesome!!

I don't always drink beer but when I do, I drink... Wait!! I meant to say - I don't always implement this in practice, but want to live this principle everyday: Seva, Sadhana, Satsang (That's Sanskrit from the Yogis). Seva is service. Sadhana is meditation. Satsang is the company of good people.

I am super excited to find crowdrise. The people here are amazing, this is Satsang indeed :)

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Bala
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Hands for Japan

Hands for Japan

Amount Raised:

$70

Supporting Doctors Without Borders

Supporting Doctors Without B…

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