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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,

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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,
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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
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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,
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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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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,
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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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November vote for you
November vote for you
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Here's a November vote for ya! Happy Thanksgiving! :)
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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
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Ute Bohnsack
Clare Coast, Ireland
CROWDRISING SINCE: Mar 17, 2010
Stuff About Me:

I stumbled upon Crowdrise through the 2009 Maasai Marathon campaign. It was incredibly inspiring to see how a small group of people could, well, rise a crowd and make a big difference through a multitude of small donations. It's been great to see Crowdrise get off the ground and I believe it will be as much about grassroots fundraising as about raising awareness for the many great charities out there that are trying to make this world a better place.

Personally, I have been involved with nature conservation and environmental causes in one way or another since my early teens, from anti-nuclear protests to eco street theater, from replanting forests for the German Bird Conservancy to saving a mountain in Ireland from a destructive tourism development, from being a shareholder and worker in an organic foodshop in my student days to growing and rearing a good bit of our own food on our smallholding in the West of Ireland. And I have been lucky enough to be able to tailor my 'bread labour' around these themes too.

The author, journalist and activist Michael Pollan coined the phrase "The way we eat represents our most profound engagement with the natural world.", as the way we produce and distribute food has a profound impact on the environment, landscapes, natural resources, wildlife, and the Earth's climate. Since I care about all the above, sustainable agriculture has become 'my thing' and I have been a steadfast supporter and advocate of organic farming all my adult life. I firmly believe it's the only way forward in the long run, both in developed and developing countries.

The charity I'd like to help raise funds for can't be featured here (yet) as it's in Ireland. It's the Irish Seedsavers Association (irishseedsavers.ie), an organisation involved in protecting, conserving & utilising Irish plant genetic resources, promoting agricultural biodiversity for food security, and engaging in research and education. I've been on the board of the association for seven years but it's the great people on the site who do all the work and deserve all the help they can get.

So in the meantime I'll join in the fun here and see if there's anything I can do.

Ute
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