Friday, May 18, 2012

Support the Kids!!!

About a year ago I wrote a post imploring one and all to support the Enoch Pratt Library's Summer Reading campaign. A campaign promoted by the Pratt Contemporaries, a group that I serve on the Board of. Last year more than 38,000 children and teens participated in Pratt's summer programs, with more than 15,000 children enrolled in the incentive-based Summer Reading Program, reading over 160,000 books!

Over the course of Summer 2012, there will be various summer reading events that will help children throughout the city to work on and hone their reading skills.

Just like last year, I'm encouraging you all to help the Pratt Contemporaries reach our goal of sponsoring 200 children for this summer. Sponsoring a child for the summer costs $60/child but you can make a contribution of less than $60 by visiting the sponsorship form, selecting "0" from the "No. of children you support" pull-down, and adding whatever amount you'd like to donate in the field next to "I would like to make an additional donation to the Summer Programs at Pratt." You can even make your donation in honor of (me, if you want) or in memory of someone that cared about reading, child literacy, or helping kids in general.

I'm definitely going to sponsor a child (or two) and I'd like to challenge you to do the same. Visit the sponsorship form at the URL below and feel free to leave a comment here with any additional questions you might have.

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