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Starfish Family Services' Fundraiser:

A Library In Every Inkster Home

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October 06, 2014

A favorite quote from the book, The Little Engine that Could, "I think I can, I think I can. I think we can raise $10,000 for 5,000 books.  See more

BENEFITING: Starfish Family Services

EVENT: RiseDetroit Charity Challenge

EVENT DATE: Sep 15, 2014

THE STORY:

"Children are made readers in the laps of their parents." - Emilie Buchwald

The more books in a child's home, the farther they go in school.

Recent studies show that having a library of books in the home directly correlates with a child’s education level despite the education level or literacy skills of their parents.

Sadly many vulnerable children have no books or very few in their home.

Starfish Family Services wants to help Inkster families build their home libraries with exciting and educational books for their children to read and to further help them along their journey into becoming excellent readers!

To successfully accomplish our goal, we're going to need your help!

You'll have the opportunity to donate towards our listed fundraising goal, which can purchase 5,000 books to start building home libraries for our families and help improve literacy in the lives of our children.

Achieving literacy is a key milestone to a child's educational and personal well-being; with access to their own home library, children can read along with their families within the comfort of their own home.

About the Inkster Family Literacy Movement

The Inkster Family Literacy Movement (IFLM) aims to ensure every Inkster child has an in home library. IFLM is led by a dedicated team of community partners that work towards a common vision – to enhance the literacy skills of the entire community,starting with its children.  IFLM strives to create a community where all families thrive and have access to the services and opportunities children need for literacy and school success.

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To This Fundraiser

$448

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bruce & Lori Fidler

    $10

  • TeamKatieScott

    $10

  • Heather Rindels

    $50

  • Darlene Miller

    $20

  • Lori Fidler

    $10

  • Shalina

    $10

  • Mary Jo Hartman

    $15

  • Cheryl Lynn Majeske

    $20

  • Chuck Cogliandro

    $15

  • Jennie V Matthews

    $20

  • Rhona & Rob Fidler

    $36

  • Jo Strausz Rosen

    $36

  • Cliff and Julie Totzke

    $36

  • Rebecca Lockhart

    $25

  • Judi Orhan

    $100

  • Lisa Nardone

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

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4% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $448 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Lisa Nardone

Lisa Nardone

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Judi Orhan

Judi Orhan

DONATION: $100

In memory of Ouida Cash and Patsy Hudson 4 years ago

Rebecca Lockhart

Rebecca Lockhart

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Cliff and Julie Totzke

Cliff and Julie Totzke

DONATION: $36

4 years ago

Jo Strausz Rosen

Jo Strausz Rosen

DONATION: $36

In memory of Bert Strausz, a lover of reading, books and libraries... 4 years ago

Rhona & Rob Fidler

Rhona & Rob Fidler

DONATION: $36

Reading to your child is one of the most important things you can do for them! 4 years ago

Jennie V Matthews

Jennie V Matthews

DONATION: $20

Ms. Pamela Brown 4 years ago

Chuck Cogliandro

Chuck Cogliandro

DONATION: $15

0 4 years ago

Cheryl Lynn Majeske

Cheryl Lynn Majeske

DONATION: $20

The more you read, the more you know. The more you learn, the more places you will go! 4 years ago