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Read to a Child

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Bonus Challenge #3
October 11, 2017

Thank you for your donations!  Thanks to you, we are almost 1/5 of the way towards achieving our goal of raising $25,000 to support the growth  See more

THE STORY:

"We were reading a rhyming book and we decided to sing the words while snapping our fingers. His smile just lit up the room! " ~ Bow Elementary volunteer  


You can create lasting memories for students while also enhaning thier literacy skills by supporting Read to a Child's Lunchtime Reading program.


Read to a Child’s is a national literacy and mentoring non-profit that inspires caring adults to read aloud regularly to underprivileged children to create better opportunities for the child’s future. We have proudly partnered with schools throughout Metro Detroit for over 5 years and through those partnerships, over 90% of our program participants have experienced significant improvement in their overall reading ability, vocabulary, listening comprehenion and exposure to new ideas.   


 The simple act of reading aloud to a child once a week, over time, can have a profound impact on the child’s future.  Through our programming, we aim:


1. To generate children’s enthusiasm for books and reading 

2. To improve children’s fundamental literacy skills 

3. To increase children’s self-confidence through weekly attention from their mentors 4. To provide adults with a flexible, convenient, and meaningful volunteer experience 5. To bring community support and resources into public elementary schools     


This school year, we have been asked by 5 schools to provide an additional 2,500 one-on-one Lunchtime Reading Program sessions to students in Detroit and Pontiac and we NEED YOUR HELP.  In order to purchase books, materials, recruit volunteers and provide quality programming, we need to raise $50,000.  By offering a financial gift you will not only be providing hundreds of students in our community an opportunity to enhance their literacy skills  but also spread the LOVE OF READING which will stay with them for their entire life.


EVERY DOLLAR RAISED, DIRECTLY SUPPORTS STUDENTS IN GRADES K-4 ATTENDING A PUBLIC SCHOOL IN DETROIT AND PONTIAC.


Teacher and Mentor Testimonials:

~ My student is much calmer and he is thinking things through more in class thanks to the program

~I think that some of these students don't have anyone at home that reads with or to them. To have mentors helps give them a space to have that missing gap filled.    3

~The main benefit I saw from Read to a Child is my students who were a part of the program showed improved self - esteem when reading and led to an increase in reading interest. 

~Every time after the session, we would perform subtraction using the current page, and the page where we left off last time. It was always fun to watch him discover the answer and talk about how many pages that we read that day. 

~I was so pleased, a few weeks ago, when during the reading of one of her favorite books, she blurted out, "Those words rhyme!" I don't think she had ever heard it read properly. Last week, she selected another rhyming text and asked to buddy read with me. We took turns and I loved seeing and hearing her "poetic" performance. 

~One day he tried to read. Even though he does need help with his words, he did a great job. He was so proud of himself he asked me to tell his teacher how well he did. I did see his teacher in the hall and told her what a fabulous job he did reading. Justin was so proud of himself and so was I. I will never forget his SMILE. 

~We read Aladdin for the first time and my student was completely mesmerized the entire time. He loved the book so much he asked to read it every week after that.  

~One day she came in a Princess Dress. She always loves the princess stories - and dressed up specifically for lunchtime reading.  


To learn more visit: www.readtoachild.org/Detroit



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To This Fundraiser

$6,060

MONEY RAISED
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  • David Walker

    $250

  • Ambuja Kajeepeta

    $100

  • Kristin Schleicher

     

  • michele thompson

    $100

  • Frank Jackson

     

  • Dee McCray

    $25

  • Alison ❤️

    $10

  • Christy Ashe

    $50

  • Kaela Vronsky

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Angela

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jaqueline & Stephen

    $100

  • Abby Stover

    $100

  • Judith Achermann

    $50

  • Bryan Williams

    $50

  • Alex Scharg

    $40

  • Phil & Carrie Pennington

     

  • Robert Beale

    $100

  • Lori Mells Anderson

    $25

  • Shanna Reed

    $50

  • Karen Lindberg

    $25

  • Sandra Long

    $25

  • Eric Denlinger

    $250

  • Sandra Sloan

    $25

  • Karen Lindberg

    $50

  • Andrew Foerg

    $100

  • Victoria Dekany

    $100

  • Mark & Lynda Farnen

    $100

  • Anna Kessler

    $100

  • H. FORD

    $50

  • Jacqui Grisdale

     

  • Bruce A

    $40

  • Sequia Peterson

    $200

  • Lynn Gordon

    $100

  • fran parker

    $100

  • Emily & Todd

    $100

  • William Porter

    $100

  • Stan & Bridget Ames

    $100

  • Michael Ryan

    $100

  • Jody Brown

    $100

  • marc israel

    $100

  • Cynthia Foster

    $20

  • Dr. Kenneth Jackson

    $25

  • KidsGuide Detroit

    $50

  • Ryan Van Dyke

    $25

  • Waldek & Annette Raczkowski

    $100

  • Marty LaRouere

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Nancy Trudeau

    $25

  • Ashley Love

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Susan McCarthy

    $50

  • Robert Wittenberg

    $50

  • Jeanne Baldwin

    $100

  • Chanel Hampton

    $500

  • Hampton Consulting

    $500

  • Jeff Antaya

    $100

  • VanTol & Vitell Insurance Group

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Meg Pointon

    $25

  • Laura Kopsch

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Richard Grundy

    $25

  • Casey Terrell

    $50

  • Teanisha Eli

    $50

  • Pat Hopper

    $50

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24% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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The Team: $6,060 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Chanel Hampton

Amount Raised

$1,050

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David Walker

Amount Raised

$1,015

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Sequia Renee

Amount Raised

$725

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Angela Jackson

Amount Raised

$620

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michele thompson

Amount Raised

$515

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Sean Johnson

Amount Raised

$500

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Kimberly Stover

Amount Raised

$500

 

50% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Ky Lindberg

Amount Raised

$385

 

39% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Pat Hopper

Pat Hopper

DONATION: $50

5 hours ago

Teanisha Eli

Teanisha Eli

DONATION: $50

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Casey Terrell

Casey Terrell

DONATION: $50

Glenna Terrell 6 hours ago

Richard Grundy

Richard Grundy

DONATION: $25

1 day ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

My boys snuggling up with their amazing mother every night for story time will undoubtedly give them the building blocks they need for success. Great Cause 2 days ago

Laura Kopsch

Laura Kopsch

DONATION: $50

3 days ago

Meg Pointon

Meg Pointon

DONATION: $25

3 days ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 days ago

VanTol & Vitell Insurance Group

VanTol & Vitell Insurance Group

DONATION: $100

3 days ago

Jeff Antaya

Jeff Antaya

DONATION: $100

3 days ago