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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
8 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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james
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Hi Areej, I will make a dona…
Hi Areej, I will make a donation to your cause very soon.
11 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
11 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
1 year ago
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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
1 year ago
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Kat
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Happy Holidays! I hope the s…
Happy Holidays! I hope the season is filled with joy and love for you and yours.

If you have a minute, please take a look at my Reader to Reader projects- we get books in the hands of those that don't otherwise have access to them. Thanks for your consideration!

Happy Reading,
Kat
1 year ago
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Kat
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Another new month- how will …
Another new month- how will you make it matter? Here’s a vote and best wishes for a meaningful month J IFDGBNOWLY
1 year ago
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Robert
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On October 27-28th, 2012 I c…
On October 27-28th, 2012 I completed the Cactus Rose 100 Mile Endurance Run in 28 hours 34 minutes 15 seconds. My Next project is to complete the Army Marathon in under 3 hours to raise money for Special Love for Children with Cancer....Won't you donate...oh and here is my vote for you!
1 year ago
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Kat
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Hi Areej, October vote for…
Hi Areej,


October vote for you, just in time for Halloween! Wanna hear something scary? Children in low-income neighborhoods have access to only one age-appropriate book on average for every 300 children. Only ONE book! That impacts over 16,400,000 children in the United States.



Even more frightening, 80% of preschool and after-school programs serving low-income populations have no age-appropriate books for their children. Books are so important to a child’s development for learning, imagination and literacy.



Please help Reader to Reader get books into these communities. We donate hundreds of thousands of books each year directly to schools, after-school programs, classrooms, day care programs and other groups serving low-income children across the country. Your donation of $10 today will help us send a box full of much-needed books to6 children that deserve better.
Thanks for all your support, and spread the word!


Happy reading,
Kat (and the Reader to Reader team)

(Data from Serve.gov: http://www.serve.gov/toolkits/book-drive/index.asp and the Institute for Research on Poverty: http://www.irp.wisc.edu/faqs/faq6.htm)
1 year ago
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areej elahi
Denville, NJ United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Aug 15, 2010
Stuff About Me:
I'm a seventeen year old who likes to help others. The problem is i have no job so i can't really donate a ton of money to charities all the time. Therefore, i'm doing the next best thing - raising money on crowdrise! by far one of the coolest websites i've ever seen. :)
Here's some info on my project:
In the last month, due to flooding, 20 million people have been left displaced - their homes are wrecked, their crops are destroyed, and their family members are missing, or dead. Not only that, but terrible diseases are beginning to spread, which can lead to even more deaths. The world has been slow to respond to these people's agony and distress. The commitment per person is only $3.00, whereas in Haiti, it was $475.00 per person. Please donate to save the millions of people that need your help. Even a dollar will go a long way in this case. All proceed will go to unicef!

According to UN Cheif, Ban Ki-Moon: "Village after village - washed away. Roads, bridges, homes - destroyed. Crops and livelihoods - wiped out. I met women and men with very little in the best of times, awash in a sea of suffering,"


** my other message to everyone is to KEEP HELPING HAITI AS WELL. just because it is no longer in the news does not mean that the problem's that they are facing there have disappeared. it's extremely important to keep the Haitians in our prayers, and to keep sending money and supplies to the people of that nation. **

areej
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