Thank you to everyone who donated to Read-Aloud through the dd’s Discounts/FirstBook Youth Literacy Fundraiser in August!
This is the last week of the Youth Literacy Fundraiser hosted by dd’s DISCOUNTS in Richmond, which grants Read-Aloud credit at FirstBook Marketplace from customer donations. Thank you to everyone who has donated, and to the dd’s DISCONTS employees at the 3700 Klose Way store who have solicited donations for Read-Aloud!
The program year has ended and we thank our Readers for another successful year! Our volunteers are our life’s blood, we could not do this without you. Muchas Gracias, Merci beaucoup, mille grazie!
For the third year in a row, dd’s DISCOUNTS in Richmond made Read-Aloud the recipient of its Youth Literacy Fundraiser in August!
This year, dd’s DISCOUNTS raised over $3,100 for Read-Aloud, that we get to use as credit at First Book Marketplace.
Thank you to all who donated, the dd’s DISCOUNTS staff who hosted us and promoted us, and First Book, for helping put this together!
This week Free Books For Kids gave Read-Aloud boxes of books! Thank you so much! Free Books for Kids is a non-profit that buys books that would have been pulped and donates them to partners that distribute the books to kids. We are proud and thankful to be recipients of some of the over 100,000 books that Free Books For Kids has given out.
Thank you to dd’s Discounts, Richmond for hosting a fundraiser for us again this year. For the 3rd year in a row, they have solicited donations from customers for Read-Aloud. They team up with FirstBook, Read-Aloud gets those donations as book credit! Many thanks, I hope we can continue this relationship.
In the last two weeks, Read-Aloud has given 600+ new and gently used books to Lake and Downer Elementary schools for book giveaway events! Thank you for the donations that made this possible, especially to Half Price Books, Berkeley and Kit Eakle.
Summer programming with Richmond’s Camp Achieve!
dates: 6/18 – 8/10
time: 10:30 – noon
location(s): Booker T Anderson/Shields-Reid/Parchester Village/Nevin
Possibility of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday.
Also, the latest newsletter is out, Read-Aloud Wrap-Up
From a recent teacher evaluation:
“The Read Aloud Program is the best thing to have happened to our school. Students who came in with low interest in books, low comprehension scores, or with attention seeking behavior are now avid, confident readers who always come back with a smile on their face. They love to read and have huge smiles when it’s book day! I could not imagine a school without this special program and amazing volunteers!”