Donna Founder/Director Long Beach Grows

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Vote for you!
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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
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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
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Holly
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May vote!
May vote!
6 years ago
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
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Holly
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April Vote :)
April Vote :)
6 years ago
Holly
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Hello! Are you familiar with…
Hello! Are you familiar with the Hope to Haiti project sponsored through Random Acts? If not would you mind taking a moment to read up on this years H2H project as well as the previous years? A summary can be found on my page here: http://www.crowdrise.com/HopetoHaiti2013/fundraiser/hollypaine if you would like to make a donation, it would of course be most appreciated. Thank you, and have a happy March! (voted)
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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
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Holly
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February vote.
February vote.
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January vote for you Happy N…
January vote for you Happy New Year and God Bless!!!!!!
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Donna Founder/Director Long Beach Grows
Donna Founder/Director Long Beach Grows
Long Beach, CA United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Dec 30, 2011
Stuff About Me:

My grassroots organization Long Beach Grows advocates for just & equitable food access that includes food security through urban agriculture. We are addressing local food security by bringing small scale agriculture back to the city. Our mission is to promote green, healthy, environmentally sustainable urban agriculture in Long Beach, CA & other activities that educate, enhance, & grow our community by ensuring & safeguarding local food security. Our vision is a city that feeds itself.

I believe that all people should have access to affordable, nutritious, locally grown real food. I also believe that all people should be allowed to feed their families as they see fit, including growing produce in front or back yards & raising small livestock at home for eggs & milk, even in the city.

Our goats Dinkey & Bumper are symbols of food justice & are tired of being outlaws, and virgins.

As a mother, I hope to teach my child essential life skills so she’ll never go hungry & always know where her food comes from. My wish extends to the members of my urban community as well, especially the kids.

This is why I started Long Beach Grows.

Donations are tax deductible thanks to our partnership with the Winkle Institute, our fiscal sponsor.

 

Donna
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