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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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Robert
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Here is your December vote..…
Here is your December vote...good luck in all that you do and God bless!
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amanda
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November vote for you
November vote for you
1 year ago
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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Finished the Cactus Rose 100…
Finished the Cactus Rose 100 Mile Endurance Run in 28 hours 34 minutes 15 seconds. Next project is to run the Army Marathon in under 3 hours while raising money for Special Love. Here is my November Vote for You.
1 year ago
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sara martinez
Los Angeles, CA United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Apr 09, 2010
Stuff About Me:
Every morning I wake up at 5 am to get ready to make the hour commute to my school in boyle heights, a low income community in east LA. I tutor in a classroom from 8-1:30 then help run an after school program from 2:30-5:30. This, of course, is a brief summary of what I do and if you could only see the blood, sweat, and tears that go into my job on a daily basis you might be a little shocked. Fridays and saturdays are the days I get to relax, and by relax I mean spend my day beautifying a school or cleaning a park. Sunday I write lesson plans and get 8 hours of sleep (4 more than I sleep every other day of the week) as I dream about the next day at school.
I am truly proud of the service I have provided and can say that this experience has opened my eyes to the astonishing efforts young people can make in one year.
Give a year. Change the world.

sara
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