BENEFITING: Reach Out and Read, Inc.
Looking for a gift? Look no further! Send us a photo and we'll send you a one-of-a-kind gift for your special someone!
See our Magical Milestones on FoxCT!
Magical Milestones are custom photo gifts created by Dr. Seuss author Tish Rabe. Rabe writes a poem about your special someone/occasion and pairs it with a photo you provide - the result is a gorgeous gift, signed by Rabe, ready for you to print, frame and wrap!
All proceeds will help children in need learn how to read, via a wonderful organization called Reach Out and Read.
See more samples of our work here.
Tish can write about anything, she's fabulous you know. Give her the details and she'll give it a go!
A new baby, a birthday, a graduation, your friend’s new career? Or how about that teacher who's been great to your child all year?
Create your Magical Milestone in three easy steps:
1. Make a $50.00 donation for each Magical Milestone you would like. (Click on the orange "Donate to this Fundraiser" button.)
2. Email Tish with some fun facts you'd like included in the poem as well as a high resolution photo for us to use.
3. We will email you an 8 x 10 autographed, personalized poem suitable for framing.
Why Reach Out and Read Connecticut?
Reading is the foundation for all learning yet 57% of our Connecticut 4th graders are unable to read proficiently, 81% for those children living in poverty. Sadly, Connecticut has the highest achievement gap in the nation.
By the age of 3, children born into low-income families hear roughly 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers - 30 million!!!!
Reach Out and Read works with pediatricians serving low-income communities to encourage parents to make reading aloud to their children a daily routine. The program provides each child with a new book at every well-child visit from 6 months through 5 years of age, providing parents with the tools they need to foster a love a reading in their children.
Reach Out and Read's approach has the support of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has proven success in developing early literacy skills and fostering healthy brain development.
Your Magical Milestone purchase will give low-income children in Connecticut the opportunity to learn to read and succeed in school and in life.
Changing the life of a child - priceless!