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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.
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Kat
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August vote for you! Did you…
August vote for you! Did you know that 60% of low-income children do not own a single book? School and public libraries are their only source of reading material, yet budget cuts leave many libraries unable to buy new books, or even without a full-time librarian. Reading is so important to a kid's education. Would you help Reader to Reader bring books to low-income schools and libraries across the country? A $10 donation sends a much-needed box of books. If you can't give, please join our team and ask others to help change the world, one book at a time. Thank you!
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Kat
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Summer is here, and I’…
Summer is here, and I’m sure you’re looking forward to enjoying its glory. (I am!) But did you know that kids forget 1-3 months of learning during the summer? That’s 1-3 months of what they learned the year before, needing to be retaught in the fall before they can even start learning new material. This summer learning loss is worse in disadvantaged children, and widens the achievement gap further.
Summer learning programs are important to keep children’s brains active and engaged. Reader to Reader runs three summer programs, including one with both parents and children to increase family literacy. We have a lot of fun, and we learn A LOT!
Please help us keep summer learning fun and engaging for low-income families in western Massachusetts by joining our team, spreading the word and if you can, donating to Reader to Reader. Your support helps us keep kids reading, learning and succeeding!
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Kat
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Happy May! It’s finall…
Happy May! It’s finally spring, and kids will soon be running out the school doors into sweet summer freedom. But over 19,000,000 children across the country do not own a single book. Can you imagine a summer without even a little fun reading?

Please take a minute to check out Reader to Reader's newest fundraiser with Twive & Receive: http://twive.razoo.com/story/Amherst-Loves-Books Your donation on June 14th could help us win a share of $30,000! Now more than ever, the smallest donation can have a huge impact. You can sign up for a reminder email on our page, or if you just can't wait to get books in the hands of children, donate now. Thank you for your support!
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Kat
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Happy April, CR friend! Read…
Happy April, CR friend!
Reader to Reader is auctioning off some great artwork to raise funds for our many international programs, thanks to our friends at the ART4GOOD Foundation. If you like art, books, or education, stop by and take a look at the 35 beautiful pieces available! http://bit.ly/HjFtMO
You get a beautiful piece of art, and RTR can:
-provide special education programs for children in the Dominican Republic;
-teach women to read in Nigeria;
-keep abandoned children in childhood through reading and improve theater in rural China;
-sponsor Haitian kids to finish school;
-continue to grow our public library in a coffee-farming Costa Rican village;
AND support many other programs that do wonderful work in India, Mexico, Nicaragua, Kosovo, Ghana and other countries.
If art isn’t your thing, you can still support our programs by donating or joining our team. Take a look at my projects to see more of what we do.
All the best, and HAPPY READING,
Kat
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Kat
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Happy March! This is a month of really awesome holidays. International Women's Day, International Reading Day, Dr. Seuss Day, St Patrick's Day.. and who could forget Alien Abduction Day?

In honor of these wonderful holidays, many of which support women and reading, To Mother With Love is announcing a $500 challenge grant from a local donor. Every dollar donated to our project, up to $500, will be matched! Please give to support the women of Ikenne, Nigeria, who have for so long sacrificed for their children to become educated, but cannot read themselves. If you are unable to donate this month, please pass along this opportunity or become a team member. Thank you for your support!
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Kat
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November vote for you! This…
November vote for you!

This year we've seen tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, arson, and the ever-present budget cuts continue to undermine our schools and libraries. WE NEED BOOKS TO LEARN, yet there are schools out there that haven't been able to buy a new book since before the first lunar landing. Reader to Reader sends out millions of dollars worth of books every year to low-income and rural schools and libraries, FREE-OF-CHARGE.

Please consider donating to Reader to Reader, or spreading the word about our work. It is so important to bring literacy to our kids, and get this country READING!!

Best,
Kat
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Happy New Year!!
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Dropping by to say "Happy Ja…
Dropping by to say "Happy January 2011:

I don't have a 'New Year's Resolution', only a daily one...To be a better person today, than I was yesterday. I find it a lot easier being part of a network like this, surrounded by wonderful people like you :)

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." ~John Quincy Adams

Lead on!
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Chris
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Happy New Year! Here is a January vote for you! :) I ask you to please check out my project benefiting Fellowship Health Resources of RI. It is a nonprofit agency providing both clinical and support services to people recovering from mental illness, co-occurring disorders, and other life challenges. It would mean so much to me if you could make a donation because this is a charity that is very personal to me. Best of luck with all your efforts!
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SPANDA INC
CROWDRISE : Dec 07, 2010
EIN: 20-5024974
BASED: Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: http://www.spandainc.com/

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Support our mission by creating your own fundraiser. Spanda Inc. was founded in 2006 by Cedar Rapids, IA, optometrist Dr. DeAnn Fitzgerald, with the mission of combining eye care services with other health care specialties to improve the lives of all individuals worldwide.

In its first year, Spanda Inc. launched its first mission trip to KipKaren, Kenya, creating its first program, Eye Care Kenya. Since then, Spanda Inc. has helped establish/build a health care clinic containing an eye and dental clinic to serve over 32,000 villagers; brought fresh water to the clinic and local schoolhouse by digging a well through fundraising and the help of a local Rotary club; and is currently working on continuing education for the clinic, as well as developing a sustainable irrigation and crop-rotation plan.

In 2008, Spanda Inc. saw a need in its local community and a second program was formed, Cedar Rapids Vision In Motion (CRVIM). CRVIM is an outpatient occupational therapy clinic specializing in vision rehabilitation services. The clinic serves over 600 patients annually with low vision, vision loss due to a stroke or brain injury, or children who have difficulty learning due to a vision related issue. The goal at CRVIM is to help each patient reach their highest potential in school, work, leisure activity, or in their ability to remain living independent.

Spanda Inc. has and will continue to provide programming that offers a lifetime of ongoing care. Please join us as we continue to bring these vital services to those in need by donating to one of our fundraising projects below.

EIN: 20-5024974 • http://www.spandainc.com/

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