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It’s time for Book Up Summer!

The Page Ahead book fairs have begun! Now through June 22nd, more than 15,000 children will select their twelve brand new books to keep and read over the summer. The 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.

A Delicious Luncheon

Thank you to our A Taste for Reading benefit luncheon sponsors, guests, table captains, speakers, and dedicated volunteers for making our sixteenth annual event a HUGE success! We are pleased to announce that we exceeded our fundraising goal to raise $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!

16th Annual A Taste for Reading Luncheon

Page Ahead invites you to our 16th annual A Taste for Reading benefit luncheon. Please join us for an inspiring program celebrating books, children and reading at The Westin Seattle. Check-in opens at 11:30AM, benefit concludes at 1:00PM.

Presented by:

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

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 $18,000! 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.

Holiday Book Drives

During this giving season we are delighted our friends at 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!

Elliot Bay Book Company, November 24th - January 1st, Seattle
Barnes & Noble, November 2nd - December 24th, at Pavilions Centre Federal Way
Barnes & Noble, November 1st - January 1st, 2019, at  Pacific Place Seattle

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!


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