Two-Thirds of Low-Income Children Have No Books!
What better way to spend the longest day of the year than walking from sunrise to sunset to raise money for children's summer literacy programs!
This year, Unsolicited Press's team is dedicating June 20, 2016, the first day of summer-- and the longest day of the year-- to walking.
The editors will walk from sunrise until sunset (5am-10pmish) to raise money for national summer literacy programs across the nation (Reading Is Fundamental has helped us locate families in need of financial assistance for reading programs in their home cities).
Unsolicited Press is dedicated to supporting strong reading skills across all ages. The team is seeking both pledges and firm donations. Supporters can donate through GoFundMe or email Rubie Grayson to pledge a monetary amount per mile walked. Pledge miles will be the average miles walked for the entire team. Editors will be walking in major cities including San Francisco, Portland, Chicago, Seattle, and Austin.
All proceeds fund scholarships for children who need to boost their reading skills. Unsolicited Press isn't supporting the program; rather, we are supporting the children who need help.
Why is this so important? Here is information about literacy in America:
We want to change these numbers by giving our children a chance at literary success. We love books and our children need help from parents and educators to become the best readers that they can be.
So we are walking to support them! Will you support them too?
Ways to Donate:
Pledge per mile walked: Email email@example.com
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