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Working in the Schools' Fundraiser:

WITSummerBooks

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THE STORY:

This year, WITS is working to send all of our students home for summer break ready to read. The literacy skills students gain through working with their volunteers will be put to use over the summer with WITSummer Books.

For $30, you can send WITSummer Books home with one student; $750 sends WITSummer Books home to an entire classroom of students.

Research shows that during summer vacations, students lose important knowledge and ground gained during the school year. Low-income students have an especially high risk for this "summer slide." Summer literacy learning for disadvantaged students tends to be markedly slower when compared to more advantaged students who tend to have more access to both books in the home and enriching summer learning experiences.

With WITSummer Books, WITS students will add to their at-home libraries as well as have the opportunity to continue developing literacy skills through "think sheets" aligned with Common Core State Standards that foster parental participation and reinforce learning. 

Help WITS share the power of summer reading and send a student home with WITSummer Books.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$6,640

MONEY RAISED
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  • Channing Lenert

    $30

  • Julie, Jesse & Kabat

    $500

  • Nicole Kabat & RayRay

    $750

  • Working in the Schools

    $3,000

  • Julie McJubblies

    $10

  • Sweet Timothy

    $30

  • Matt

    $15

  • Tess Werner

    $10

  • Patti & Pete

    $100

  • Bill Coffin

    $30

  • Amber Kornreich

    $30

  • Jennifer Hermanson

    $30

  • Jaidaly Rocha

    $30

  • Anna Hegland

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kari

    $30

  • anonymous

    $200

  • Taylor & Sebastian

    $25

  • Debbie Falterman

    $25

  • John W. Sickle

    $25

  • Kimberley

    $30

  • Stephanie Diaz

    $20

  • Murrie & Christina Grove

    $100

  • Doug Buchler

     

  • Anonymous

    $60

  • Hilary

    $20

  • Everett

    $25

  • Stephanie

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Barbara Luka

    $25

  • Therese Stanko

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Adrienne Lowe & Nathaniel Smith

    $75

  • Vickie

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Magen Doughtie

     

  • Carolyn Goldhaber

    $100

  • Cecilia Hyde

    $50

  • Nicole Hartman

    $50

  • Erica Kolodziej

    $25

  • Theresa and Corby Marx

    $100

  • Katie Rooney

    $50

  • L & A Johnson

    $50

  • Erin Lamparter

     

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9% Raised of $75,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $6,640 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Working in the Schools

Amount Raised

$3,000

 

4% Raised of $75,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michelle Chrusciel

Amount Raised

$1,310

Fundraiser Title

Christine Driskill

Amount Raised

$885

Fundraiser Title

Carolyn Goldhaber

Amount Raised

$545

Fundraiser Title

Kristen Strobbe

Amount Raised

$250

Fundraiser Title

Angelo Santa Lucia

Amount Raised

$225

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Ellen Werner

Amount Raised

$210

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Madeleine Gecht

Amount Raised

$140

Donor Comments

Erin Lamparter

Erin Lamparter

3 years ago

L & A Johnson

L & A Johnson

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Katie Rooney

Katie Rooney

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Theresa and Corby Marx

Theresa and Corby Marx

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Erica Kolodziej

Erica Kolodziej

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Nicole Hartman

Nicole Hartman

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Cecilia Hyde

Cecilia Hyde

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Carolyn Goldhaber

Carolyn Goldhaber

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Magen Doughtie

Magen Doughtie

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

Books are one of the best gifts a child can have. Here's wishing WITS many successes! 4 years ago