Page Ahead's A Taste for Reading 2021

Giving will stay open until April 30: every donation gives a kid in need the chance to read!

$216,675

455 supporters

$230,000 goal

Team Member

Megan Wells

$7,414

by 16 supporters

$7,000 goal

Thank you so much for your support in Page Ahead!  As many of you know, Page Ahead's number one program is Book Up Summer,  which puts 12 books in the hands of kids in K - 2nd grade (that they choose, virtually this and last year).  This has been proven to be just as effective as summer school to stop the "summer learning slide," which is so very important this year with remote learning and limited access to books.

I have been on the Page Ahead board for three years, and I head the Donor Engagement Committee.  I have three children in high school, and I still read to my son every night!  I am a passionate reader, and I always  have been.  My parents like to remind me that I used to watch Sesame Street every day, sound out the letters on TV, and then head back to my room to read Mother Goose until it was too tattered to use.  

I believe in the power of books and have seen the power of a home library for the kids we serve.  These books are cherished.


Thank you for your support!

Team Members

Megan

$7,414

16 supporters

Susan

$16,970

23 supporters

Briony

$10,045

25 supporters

Kirby

$6,880

18 supporters

Lydia

$4,643

26 supporters

Arden

$3,715

30 supporters

Cathy

$7,475

13 supporters

Emma

$6,135

15 supporters

Alena

$5,035

16 supporters

Pi Beta Phi Seattle Alumnae Club

$5,540

14 supporters

Jessica

$3,280

21 supporters

Kirsten

$5,555

12 supporters

Event

MAR
31

A Taste for Reading 2021

Wednesday at 12:00 PM PDT

Live Stream

Add to Calendar 2021-03-31 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles A Taste for Reading 2021 Join special guest Martellus Bennett and others as Page Ahead launches our fourth decade of work on behalf of kids, reading, and educational equity. Learn about where we've been, where we're going, and how YOU can make a difference in a child's life.
We'll post the recording of the live 3/31 event soon!
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We'll post the recording of the live 3/31 event soon!

Join special guest Martellus Bennett and others as Page Ahead launches our fourth decade of work on behalf of kids, reading, and educational equity. Learn about where we've been, where we're going, and how YOU can make a difference in a child's life.

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Page Ahead

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Story

Were you able to join us for the live event? It was so much fun! We heard from educators, kids, and Martellus Bennett was interviewed by Val Thomas-Matson. We'll post the recording here once it's available, but in the meantime, donations are still open! 

All gifts of $360+ (including $30/month recurring gifts) will be matched by our generous sponsors and partners. And, until midnight on March 31, ALL gifts will also be matched thanks to the generosity of longtime Page Ahead supporters Jim and Marilyn Cook! Your gift will have TRIPLE the impact!

If we reach our goal of $230,000, that will cover the costs of putting 12 books each in the homes of 5,111 Washington kids who really need them—can we count on your help?

Donate now by clicking the sparkly blue button above.


A Taste for Reading is made possible by our sponsors and partners:


Guided by the fact that literacy is essential to lifelong success, Page Ahead provides new books and develops reading activities that empower at-risk children. Founded in 1990, Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program has given more than 3.5 million new books to more than 950,000 children through collaborations with schools, social service agencies, preschools, and early childhood programs across Washington. Through our programs, we work to erase the early reading gap for underresourced children before it becomes an “achievement” gap. Page Ahead has grown from a King County book giveaway project to the leading provider of children’s books and literacy services in the state, currently serving more than 20,000 students in eighteen counties, and a top-ranked early childhood education program nationwide on Charity Navigator.

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