hello friends and family!
I am running a 10 k with Team Bookin' It in support of the most wonderful literacy organization in Chicago, Open Books. Open Books, along with its team of volunteers, provides programming that helps improve literacy rates for kids all over Chicago.
To give you a better sense of what your dollars can do: $275 provides a student with one year of one-on-one reading with a volunteer, plus books and supplies; $367 pays for a student to attend an 8-12 week program, 2x week with a skilled TA and volunteer coaches, novels, supplies, and a celebration party; $950 pays for one student to attend a 4 week intensive summer writing camp that includes, certified instructors, volunteer coaches, guest speakers, consultations with professional graphic designers, snacks, supplies, etc.
Want to do even more with your dollars? Buy a song for my running playlist! $15 buys any song for my race day playlist. Put the song request in the donation box notes and I will promise to listen to it and think of you while I'm racing for literacy. Thank you so very much.