$1,049.22
Linda OPEN BOOKS LTD
Linda
$1,049.22
OPEN BOOKS LTD
Linda
Linda

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1442 days ago, Linda created this page in support of OPEN BOOKS LTD.

With the help of Team Bookin It 2016, Linda gave everything:

  • They posted 2 times.

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 24 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised $1,049.22.

My Story

I am running my first ever half-marathon this July and I am running to support Open Books.

I run for Open Books not just because I love books and I think it's important that people read. But, because literacy is one of the most important tools we can provide to help all individuals gain access to the services they need -- education, financial assistance, health care, jobs, citizenship -- every step of our lives requires skills in reading. In other words, I run for Open Books to help ensure that the people of Chicago can read.

In Chicago, literacy rates are a problem: 49% of the city’s 4th graders are below basic levels of reading proficiency. Open Books works to improve our city's literacy rates. They do this by bringing reading buddies into classrooms; they do this by inviting students into the Open Books classrooms to write, publish, and perform those stories; they do this by giving students books to take home to start their own libraries-- they are giving students the confidence and skills they need to succeed in school and for the rest of their lives.

This year I am raising the bar on my goals to help Open Books: I am running a half-marathon and attempting to raise $1000. Please help me help transform the lives of thousands of kids in Chicago. Thank you!

Want to see how my training is going? Follow me on Instagram @Smittyheisen to see exciting pictures!

Team

Team Bookin It 2016

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Team Bookin It is the annual fundraising team sponsored by the Open Books Associate Board.

All funds raised will go toward supporting Open Books and their transformative literacy programs across Chicago.

www.open-books.org

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Team Bookin It 2016

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Team Bookin It is the annual fundraising team sponsored by the Open Books Associate Board.

All funds raised will go toward supporting Open Books and their transformative literacy programs across Chicago.

www.open-books.org

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