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Andrew
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You are awesome! Vote back …
You are awesome! Vote back if you want. While you're at it check out my Napkin Picture that Crowdrise is featuring http://www.crowdrise.com/about/napkin

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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.

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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!

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Kat
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Antonia
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Dear Friends I just wanted …
Dear Friends

I just wanted to let you know that our family and all our friends are safe after the tragedy that struck Boston yesterday. Others are not so fortunate and it is impossible to digest.

My friend Cindy ran the second half with me yesterday and it is she who brought me home so swiftly. We were fortunate enough to cross the finish line without a doubt that it was a happy day in Boston.

Usually Pat and the kids come in to Boston and wait along the finish line to see me come in- yesterday we changed plans and they were at mile 21 at Heartbreak Hill and then drove in to Boston but I had told them when I left yesterday to wait in the car because they would be rushed and it would be chaotic. So when I finished I found them all at the car and we were on our way home when the bombs went off.

My friends were still all out on the course within minutes of the finish line. Their race was stopped and chaos ensued.

There is a reason I run Boston - because it is full of people who do good and I like being one of them. You all had my back yesterday and I knew it, so thankyou for getting me and my family safely home. Xo
6 years ago
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Antonia
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Tomorrow morning I will run …
Tomorrow morning I will run Boston Marathon for the Trevor Project. I can't thank you enough for all your support (again) in getting me to the starting line. Now, it is up to me to run 26.2 miles to Boston: Now, it is my mind over my matter.

The First 20 miles are to show our children it is time to stand up for another, so no child will ever feel that no-one has their back.

Mile 21 - straight up Heartbreak Hill - is for beautiful Clementine who is giving me the come-uppance my own mother had to put up with!

Mile 22 - the downhill - this year (finally) is for Archie, who has shown me that he has the courage and resilience to stand up for what is right; and to still think that his smile will get him out of trouble.

Mile 23 - the wall - is for Mack who will never let me quit because he won't.

Mile 24 - rolling hills - is for Scarlet who shows me her grit when the going gets tough, and is so much wiser than I will ever be.

Mile 25 - almost there - is for Arabella who is never afraid to tell me to hurry up because she is sick of waiting.

Mile 26.2 is for Patrick who steers our ship with an even keel and is always there to pick me up off the sidewalk at the finish line.

Thankyou. Thankyou. Thankyou. Love Antonia
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Antonia
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Leslie THANKYOU! See you M…
Leslie

THANKYOU! See you Monday - let's talk logistics this weekend. xoxoxo
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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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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
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Na
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January vote for you! May 20…
January vote for you! May 2013 bring you nothing but Peace and Happiness!

If you got a second please check out my FYL project: http://www.crowdrise.com/findyourlightfoundat/fundraiser/nadinebiewer

I´d love to have your support!
Have a great month!!!
Love, Nadine
6 years ago
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Leslie Appleby
Leslie Appleby
Needham, MA United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jan 23, 2012
Stuff About Me:

Here I go again!

After raising almost $20,000 for buildOn Boston last year and running my first marathon in the extreme heat, I thought I'd go to the next item on my bucket list!  However.....witnessing the phenomenal success and growth of the Boston buildOn Chapter over the last 18 months,  made me want to help them again.  So here I am preparing for my second marathon and hoping for better weather conditions on race day!

BuiildOn has been empowering America's inner city youth by providing after school programs which are community service oriented.  Through the orgainization, students have the opportunity to travel abroad to build schools in developing nations.  Over the years, I have heard these students speak about their "treks" to build these schools and they are life changing experiences.  The students return home with an appreciation for what they do have in their own cities and lives, and they also realize they have the ability to make a difference in today's world.  

The Boston Chapter was established about 18 months ago. The Chapter has partnered with the Boston Public School's (BPS)  Global Education Department.  Twelve students took their first trek to Malawi last August and the program currently hosts 50 participants in after school community service based projects and gatherings.

The Boston Marathon is less than three weeks away.  There are eleven of us running for buildOn Boston and we are hoping to raise enought money to help support the rapidly growing program.  I am very hopeful in crossing the finish line again on April 15th and I hope you will support me and my efforts for buildOn Boston!

 

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Leslie Appleby's Fundraisers

Stepping Strong B.A.A. 5K - 2018 Image

Stepping Strong B.A.A. 5K - …

Amount Raised:

$5,000

 

3333% Raised of$150 Goal

Team buildOn Boston Chapter Image

Team buildOn Boston Chapter

Amount Raised:

$19,553

 

163% Raised of$12,000 Goal