Over 18,000 kids served in 7 years - Thank You!
In 2016 we expanded our program to serve every Minneapolis Public School with at least 50% of kids on free or reduced lunch. That ended up being 28 schools with 2,000 1st graders who bought 20,000 books - all thanks to supporters like you!
In 2017, we served 1st and 2nd graders at 30 Minneapolis schools, reaching about 4,000 kids. And in 2018 and 2019, our program operated at full capacity and served 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders at 30+ Minneapolis schools - reaching about 10,000 kids with 10 new books each! In 2020 we faced new challenges, but we were still able to serve about 2,500 kids with online book fairs.
Our 2021 plan is a work in progress, but we hope to serve students with online book fairs again. In order to do this work, we'll need to raise about $250,000.
Every dollar truly helps!
You can direct your donation by check to:
Start Reading Now
250 Marquette Ave S #1100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
All online credit card donations are securely processed via PayPal. You are not required to have a PayPal account.
Start Reading Now was organized as its own 501(c)3 non-profit in the state of Minnesota in early 2016. All contributions to Start Reading Now are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by federal law.
Please note, our donation page is hosted within our CRM platform's site, nationbuilder.com, as it is the most secure option.