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It’s time for Season of Giving, time to help Page Ahead win $15,000 from First Tech. Voting ends 11/30/2018. Vote for Page Ahead!


Not only will it take less than 10 seconds of your time (really!), winning this contest would help Page Ahead provide summer reading libraries in the homes of 357 children in need. Thanks to all of you who have already voted!  We are definitely the small scrappy horse in this race—please share this voting page widely and ask everyone you can think of to please vote for kids and reading.
Voting ends November 30th.


Fall is Workplace Giving Time

Did you know you can support kids and reading through a payroll deduction? Workplace campaigns allow you to designate Page Ahead as your charity of choice. Below are some of the public campaigns we participate in.

Many businesses also offer opportunities for payroll deductions and matching gifts. Check with your HR department for more information!

How to Help
A. Choose Page Ahead on your giving form!
B. Invite Page Ahead to speak at a campaign kickoff or team meeting
C. Hold a workplace fundraiser or drive. Need ideas? Click here! 


Boeing’s Liftoff for Learning Drive

Boeing employees are helping kids in our community get off to a great start at school.  The Liftoff for Learning drive runs August 1st – 31st and is open to all Boeing employees.  Funds raised for Page Ahead will be used to give new books to kids in need.  Kids who have books at home read more – and that improves reading skill.  But for many kids from low-income families, books are a luxury.  Thanks to Boeing employees and Liftoff for Learning, those kids won’t be left behind.  Instead, they’ll get to choose and enjoy great new books – and develop their reading superpowers! 

A gift of $100 will give a home library to two kids in need.  Add Boeing’s gift match and now FOUR kids will benefit from a home library.  That’s a real Liftoff for Learning!

Thank you Boeing employees!!

Boeing employees read to the children at Hawthorne Elementary school each September and June.


PACCAR & Mariners Host Book Drive Aug 21st!

Join PACCAR and Mariners Care by bringing NEW children’s books or cash donations to the Tuesday, August 21st game against the reigning World Champion Houston Astros. Volunteers will be collecting funds and new books at the gates prior to the game. In addition, we will be hosting a book fair inside the stadium. Please stop by section 128 to say “Hi” and/or buy books to donate. Don’t miss the special PACCAR/Mariners-themed truck on the plaza at the south end of the stadium, next to the stadium parking garage.

All donations will benefit Page Ahead and give kids in need the chance to read. Go Mariners!


Dream Come True!

Thanks to our A Taste for Reading benefit luncheon sponsors, guests, Table Captains and dedicated volunteers for making our 15th annual event a HUGE success! We are pleased to announce that we reached our fundraising goal of $250,000!!! Generous donations from the event will help give 23,000 kids in need home libraries full of new books that they can read again and again. Thank You!


15th Annual A Taste for Reading Luncheon

 

Page Ahead invites you to our 15th annual A Taste for Reading benefit luncheon. Please join us for an inspiring program celebrating books, children and reading at Motif Hotel, Downtown Seattle. Doors open at 11:30AM, benefit concludes at 1:00PM.

Presented by: Amazon.com

Sponsors: The Boeing Company, Kaiser Permanente, Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, and Pogo Linux


Book Drive

Jet City Improv Book Drive for kids in need. Throughout January bring NEW children's books or monetary donations to the comedy performances listed below. All proceeds from the drive will go towards helping kids in need get the chance to read!

Jet City Improv:
Fridays at 10:30 pm and Saturdays at 8 pm
Seattle’s own brand of short-form improv comedy. Every show is a blast of brand new scenes, games, and songs, all based on audience suggestions and crafted into pure comedy by our seasoned improvisers.

Twisted Flicks:
Saturday, January 27th at 8 pm
A monthly comedy show that makes HORRIBLE movies HILARIOUS. Seattle’s funniest improvisers watch a bad movie on the big screen, mute the sound and then use your suggestions to make up brand new dialogue, music and sound effects on the spot. This month's movie: "King Kong Escapes"


Holiday Book Drives

During this giving season we are delighted our friends at Amazon Books, The Elliot Bay Book Company and Barnes & Noble have chosen to put new books in the hands of kids who need them.Select locations will be collecting new books for Page Ahead. Stop by to complete your holiday shopping and support their efforts to give kids in need the chance to read!

Amazon Books, November 27th - December 24th 2017: University Village & Bellevue Square shopping centers
Elliot Bay Book Company, November 24th - January 1st 2018: Seattle
Barnes & Noble, November 1st - January 1st 2018: Pacific Place  6th & Pine, Seattle, WA


Season of Giving

 

WE WON!!! Thanks to everyone who voted for Page Ahead in the First Tech Federal Credit Union Season of Giving contest. Because of you--Page Ahead will receive $18,500! More importantly--more than 400 students are going to get to choose awesome new books to keep and read this summer. We can't think of a better gift.


Big Trucks + Baseball = BOOKS!

PACCAR donates $75,000 to Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program through the RBI for Literacy program – PACCAR has teamed up with the Seattle Mariners and together, they are creating thousands of reading opportunities for kids in need.  PACCAR believes that with a strong education, people have a life full of opportunities. We couldn’t agree more!

L – R:  Ken Hastings, Marisol Monge and Alexis Cinco from PACCAR, Susan Dibble and José Amoedo from Page Ahead


Mariners host Book Drive Aug 15th!

Join PACCAR and Mariners Care by bringing NEW children’s books or cash donations to the Tuesday, August 15th game against Baltimore.

Volunteers will be collecting funds and new books at the gates prior to the game. In addition, PACCAR will be displaying a special Mariners-themed truck on the parking plaza at the south end of the stadium (Edgar Martinez Drive and Occidental).  Fans are encouraged to ‘Stuff the Truck’ with new children’s book donations.

All donations will benefit Page Ahead and give kids in need the chance to read. Go Mariners!

Questions? Click Here


14th Annual A Taste for Reading Luncheon

Presenting Sponsor: Amazon

Chapter Sponsors: The Boeing Company, Ernst & Young, Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes


Arts West Playhouse and Gallery Hosts Book Drive for Page Ahead

ArtsWest is proud to partner with Page Ahead this holiday season to host a book drive from December 4th to December 23rd in the Playhouse and Gallery durring the production of Peter and the Starcatcher, a family friendly, musical play that began as a best-selling children’s novel. For more information about the book drive and production, please visit Arts West


Holiday Book Drives

During this giving season we are delighted our friends at University Book Store, Elliot Bay Book Company and Barnes & Noble Seattle, have chosen to put new books in the hands of kids who need them.

University Book Stores, Elliot Bay Book Co and Barnes & Noble Seattle will be collecting new books and monetary donations for Page Ahead. Stop by to complete your holiday shopping and support their efforts to give kids in need the chance to read!

University Book Store November 23rd - December 31st 2016: U District, Bellevue, and Mill Creek
Elliot Bay Book Company November 24th - January 1st 2017: Seattle
Barnes & Noble November 1st 2016 - January 1st 2017: Seattle

 


Seattle Seahawks & Bonneville Seattle recognize the Charities of the Month

On August 25th 2016 at Century Link Field, Page Ahead was among the 12 outstanding Pacific Northwest charaties recognized by the Seattle Seahawks and Bonneville Seattle for their work in the community for 2015 - 2016.


Book Fair

Barnes & Noble Pacific Place hosts in-store Bookfair to benefit Page Ahead, Saturday, September 10th - 16th. Mention Page Ahead at check out and a portion of your purchase will go towards helping kids in need have access to new books.



Mariners host Book Drive Aug 23rd!

Join PACCAR and Mariners Care by bringing NEW children’s books or cash donations to the Tuesday, August 23rd game against New York.

Volunteers will be collecting funds and new books at the gates prior to the game. In addition, PACCAR will be displaying a special Mariners-themed truck on the parking plaza at the south end of the stadium (Edgar Martinez Drive and Occidental).  Fans are encouraged to ‘Stuff the Truck’ with new children’s book donations.

All donations will benefit Page Ahead and give kids in need the chance to read. Go Mariners!

Questions? Click Here


Page Ahead Book Fairs

It's that time of year again, time to give books to kids in need for summer reading. Our Book Up Summer program gives young students the tools and incentive they need to read during summer vacation. Grounded in current literacy research, this evidence-based reading program is offered to high-poverty elementary schools through Page Ahead’s partnerships with school districts across Washington State. View the map here. Each student receives their choice of 12 new books that are theirs to keep and read over summer vacation and beyond. From 04/26 - 6/15 elementary students in grades K - 2nd, will be selecting their new books. That's 61 schools, over 9,000 kids receiving over 100,000 new books!


13th Annual A Taste for Reading Luncheon



Page Ahead Receives National Book Grant

Leading Provider of Children’s Books and Literacy Programs in Washington State is Recipient of National Grant Courtesy of GreaterGood.org and Capstone Community Fund. The program received an estimated 3,600 books, valued at approximately $19,500. Over the next few months, the program will distribute these pallets as a part of its annual donation of more than 60,000 new books to children, families, and communities in need.

Read the press release here.


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