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Working in the Schools' Fundraiser:

WITSummer Books

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BENEFITING: Working in the Schools

EVENT DATE: Jun 01, 2014

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.

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To This Fundraiser

$53,604

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amy Erickson

    $30

  • Gaynetta Ross

    $30

  • Barbara Nelson

    $50

  • Jean-Pierre Brutus

    $30

  • John

    $20

  • Michael Kalasunas

    $150

  • Katherine Riley

    $30

  • David McGranahan

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $90

  • Yusuf Esat

    $30

  • Evan Plumb

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Sherry Clemons

    $20

  • Susanne M Griffith

    $30

  • Michael Turner

    $20

  • Abby Davis

    $30

  • Jeff Rode

    $150

  • chris schweitzer

    $30

  • Lawrence Gordon

    $90

  • Amy Sanders

    $150

  • Maria Braham

    $30

  • Joseph Madden

    $100

  • Susan Heisler

    $300

  • Julianne Alonzo

    $20

  • Meatheads

    $1,000

  • Marybeth Yokovich

    $30

  • Rowena Burstien

    $30

  • K& L Gates

    $275

  • Cameron Avery

    $100

  • Harris & Harris

    $2,081

  • Barbara Dalton

    $25

  • Carol Warshauer

    $300

  • Katherine Petrusek

    $10

  • Suresh Rajagopal

     

  • Mary E. Laur

    $30

  • Christopher Horsch

    $50

  • Richard Ellis

    $30

  • Robert Applebaum

    $100

  • Ginny & Roger Carlson

    $200

  • Sheila Mikulina

    $90

  • Patricia Bass

    $30

  • Bronna Wasserman

    $750

  • Dorothy Tannenbaum

    $100

  • Jenne Myers

    $30

  • Sarah Gajek

    $300

  • Kristine Schultz

    $50

  • Sarah Cuthill

    $750

  • Abigail Perkins

    $36

  • Ann Wolff

    $100

  • David Shanker

    $90

  • Maureen Magner

    $90

  • Catherine Brehm

    $100

  • PepsiCo

    $620

  • Bank of America

    $90

  • Michael and WHitney

    $30

  • Kevin and Susan

    $30

  • Kimberly Hudson

    $30

  • Annie Wright

     

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Ed Rhyne Jr.

    $30

  • Karen Christiansen

    $30

  • Angie Musick

    $30

  • Carol Saller

    $90

  • Samantha Stevens

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $90

  • Thomas Smith

    $30

  • Stacy Jackson

    $30

  • John Corvino

    $150

  • Edward Tilly

    $750

  • Beth Vogel

    $60

  • Lisa Kastigar

    $30

  • Shirley Brown

    $30

  • Amy Lifton

    $30

  • Greg Broeren

    $30

  • Maureen McInerney

    $150

  • Cornelia Farmer

    $100

  • Joyce Garcia

    $30

  • Alice Rooks

    $90

  • Natalie Saltiel

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Amanda Vazzano

    $90

  • Beth Grabowski

    $30

  • Nancy Martin

    $30

  • David Cumberland

    $150

  • Yana Kaykov

    $30

  • Ellenna Berger

    $150

  • Svetlana Bekman

    $90

  • Doris Dallow

    $70

  • Diana Gleichman

    $200

  • Sarah Hoffman

    $30

  • Justine

     

  • Adele

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Deloitte

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Michael Boudreau

    $30

  • Ines

    $35

  • Mary Ann

    $15

  • Mom and Dad

    $30

  • Meryl

    $10

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36% Raised of $150,000 Goal

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The Team: $53,604 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Working in the Schools

Amount Raised

$47,514

 

32% Raised of $150,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michelle Chrusciel

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Meryl

Meryl

DONATION: $10

I love books. And kids. Especially kids who love books. 4 years ago

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Mary Ann

Mary Ann

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Ines

Ines

DONATION: $35

4 years ago

Michael Boudreau

Michael Boudreau

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

Books! Books! Books! Books! Books! 4 years ago

Deloitte

Deloitte

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Adele

Adele

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Justine

Justine

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