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Cathrine
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Hello <3 Please take a mo…
Hello <3 Please take a moment to look at my fundraiser for lung cancer and consider a donation. It's in honor of Shantel VanSanten's grandmother. Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer so let's unite to end this horrible disease and surprise someone special! Thank you
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Cathrine
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Hey! Please check out my pro…
Hey! Please check out my project "Hope for the holidays" and consider a donation to change a family's life. The project was started in honor of and to surprise someone very special!
8 months ago
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Rovalalaina
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happy new year vote
happy new year vote
1 year ago
Melissa
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I like your name. And your f…
I like your name. And your fundraising swag.
1 year ago
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Michele and Eric
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Thank you so much, Melissa!!…
Thank you so much, Melissa!!!! And a big, big vote for you too. *hug*

2 years ago
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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
2 years ago
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VampireBrigade
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100 points for you, a vote f…
100 points for you, a vote for this month for all the great work your doing!
2 years ago
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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
2 years ago
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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!

Thanks,
Kat
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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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Melissa
Olmsted Falls, OH United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Nov 16, 2010
Stuff About Me:

7-5-2014 Update: I have a new goal, friends! I am currently serving as a volunteer intern for a non-profit near me called Drink Local. Drink Tap. (DLDT for short). DLDT works with students in schools through their Wavemaker program and has monthly local beach cleanups in an effort to reconnect people with Lake Erie where we live and help them realize how valueable water is!

Along with that, they build water projects in villages in Uganda. They have 7 current projects and I have a goal to fund one of them. The average cost is about $10,000 so I am going to have a lot of work ahead of me and I really need YOUR help! Check out more here: https://www.crowdrise.com/DrinkLocalDrinkTap/fundraiser/melissa23 

Thank you to everyone for your unbelievable support of me and my projects and all the causes I love to help! And thank you for helping with what matters to you because let's be honest, there are so many absolutely inspiring and important causes on Crowdrise that I think at one point a good majority of us on here have thought: "Man, if there was enough time, money etc. to help everyone of these people and causes, that would be perfect." The problem is that there's not, but I will continue to do my best to help everyone and with everything I reasonably can. Although, sometimes I like to focus on a small number of projects for awhile because it seems to be more effective and efficient to have a couple or few goals to reach at a time than ten to strive for like I used to (which I wish I could still do because I never want to feel like I'm, in a sense, neglecting a cause that's important to me.) Anyway, again, thank you all for wanting to help. Even getting some votes is pretty cool because it means people care about/appreciate what I'm trying to do even if they can't devote the lots of time it takes to help or the money that is so hard to come by these days, so thank you to all of you.

Now for the "About me" portion: I believe that with God all things are possible and I see evidence of this every single day. Each day and each moment we are given is a gift we should all cherish and we must do our part to improve this world while we can.

I love people and animals and I will do whatever I can do to help improve the lives of both. I Please help me save/improve the world one person and/or one animal at a time by spreading the word about my projects or donating if you can or both. Thanks.

Melissa

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Melissa's Fundraisers

Educating the Developing World through PoP

Educating the Developing Wor…

Amount Raised:

$620

 

124% Raised of $500 Goal

Help WWF SAVE WILD TIGERS!!! ONLY 3,200 LEFT ON EARTH!!

Help WWF SAVE WILD TIGERS!!!…

Amount Raised:

$556

 

79% Raised of $700 Goal

UCP United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland Help Children w/ Physical Disabilities

UCP United Cerebral Palsy of…

Amount Raised:

$342

 

86% Raised of $400 Goal

Help the Joplin, Missouri tornado victims!!

Help the Joplin, Missouri to…

Amount Raised:

$335

 

7% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Protect Our Salty Waters

Protect Our Salty Waters

Amount Raised:

$250

 

5% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Drink Local. Drink Tap.

Drink Local. Drink Tap.

Amount Raised:

$241

 

48% Raised of $500 Goal

Melissa's 21st birthday for charity: water!

Melissa's 21st birthday…

Amount Raised:

$220

 

44% Raised of $500 Goal