Bob Johnson

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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
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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Kat
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Hi Bob, October vote for y…
Hi Bob,


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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Robert
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Here is your October Vote...…
Here is your October Vote....have a great October!!! Please consider donating to Special Love for Children with Cancer.....
2 years ago
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Kat
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Happy September Vote! We're …
Happy September Vote! We're back to school and back to getting books into the hands of readers everywhere.

Now until September 16th, you can help us win a share of $5,00,000 by voting for Reader to Reader in the Chase Community Giving Challenge on Facebook. Just copy and paste this link:

https://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/charity/view/ein/03-0496901?ref=5c164f2a40

... and you’ll be redirected to the Challenge. Vote for Reader to Reader and share this exciting opportunity with your networks! When someone votes off of the link you share, you can vote a second time for Reader to Reader.
2 years ago
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Bob Johnson
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jun 27, 2010
Stuff About Me:
I have worked for non-profits throughout my career.

In addition to my work life, I have written for The New Jersey Star Ledger, The Spectator magazine (Raleigh, North Carolina), The New York Blade and The Washington Blade. More recently, I have written theatre reviews and a sporadic column, “Bitten by a Zebra,” for the New York Resident.

My photography has been published in The New York Times, Playbill.com, Newsday, TimeOut/NY, BroadwaySpace.com, BroadwayWorld.com, The Enjoyment of Theatre (Fourth Edition), How to Read a Church (HiddenSpring Press), Cantatas Vol 15: New York (CD by John Eliot Gardiner), and one of my photos was featured on ABC’s The View. Three of my images are on permanent exhibit at The National Museum of Dentistry, a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum, in Baltimore.

Honors and awards include being named a winner of the International Association of Business Communicators Call for Research Papers, the Jim Henson Award for Projects Related to Puppetry, an artistic achievement citation from the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival and New York Press’s “Best Straight-Faced Cover Story Interview with Joan Rivers” (2003 Best of New York City issue).

I have written plays that have been produced in nine states (maybe more). One of my musicals (co-author/book & lyrics), Oedipus! A New Musical Comedy, is published by Baker’s Plays.

In addition to all of the above, I taught playwriting for the Honors Program at the University of Maryland, has been the official photographer for the National Whistler’s Convention, was an improvisational comedy performer and was the artistic director of a children’s theatre.

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