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Hope For Santa Maria

Hope For Santa Maria
CROWDRISE : Jul 17, 2017
Tax ID: 47-3977238
BASED: Santa Maria, CA, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: Hope for Santa Maria

Hope For Santa Maria

Hope for Santa Maria

Helping our children achieve success through literacy.

Hope for Santa Maria is a community based, not-for-profit, all volunteer, after school reading program designed to help kids achieve success in school, future employment or military service through improved reading skills and increased love for reading.  Did you know over 70% of all children do not read at grade level?  Locally, nearly 3/4 of all incoming freshmen at Allan Hancock College cannot pass an 8th grade reading test.  Military recruiters report lower acceptance rates of enlistees due to poor reading skills.  Local employers report their #1 concern is finding qualified applicants who can read, write and follow directions.  Local crime rates continue to rise as reading skills decline. IMPROVED reading skills continue to be the hope to unlocking doors of opportunity for our youth.     

3 NOW WAYS you can help Hope for Santa Maria make a difference in the youth of our community and the future of Santa Maria.

1.  TIME - donate your TIME to VOLUNTEER inside our several learning areas or assisting behind the sceenes. Several activities serving youth are available.  A background check will be required for any activity involving the youth we serve.  Email you interest or questions to  

2.  TALENT - donate your SKILLS and PASSIONS to grow or lead a program segment for additional growth and development.  Leadership skills and vision are always appreciated and needed.  Email you interests to 

3.  TREASURE - donate "your extra" to financially or materially support our program goals.  Gently used books are an exceptional gift to build a love for reading and improve reading skills.  Consider organizing a BOOK DRIVE in your workplace or community group.  FINANCIAL DONATIONS may be tax deductible.  Your $30.00 gift supports a young reader for a whole year in any Hope for Santa Maria program.  Email to express your generosity.  

From all of our volunteers, the kids and their parents - THANK YOU for supporting Hope for Santa Maria. 

Tax ID: 47-3977238 • Hope for Santa Maria


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