July 2023 newsletter

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Bryant Elementary donates more than 700 books!

Page Ahead is grateful to the fifth graders at Bryant Elementary in northeast Seattle for their hard work in managing a successful book drive benefiting Page Ahead!

They collected 727 books and $360 to help build home libraries for other students who really need them. Read more about how fifth grade teacher Steve Garlid and his students made reading magic happen on our blog.

Thank you, Bryant Hawks!

A Bryant student holds the first book donated in their book drive

Your monthly give will be DOUBLED!

Our friends at First Tech Federal Credit Union have an amazing gift for Page Ahead’s 33rd birthday! They’re matching ALL new monthly gift commitments—so when you make a monthly commitment to supporting literacy today, your generosity will go twice as far.

Boeing’s annual book drive lifts off!

The Liftoff for Learning drive at Boeing, a way for all Boeing employees to support the
students Page Ahead serves, runs July 17 to August 11. Funds raised for Page Ahead will be used to give new books to kids in need. 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! 

Summer Story Times at the Ballard Locks

Are you raising a reader? Then we hope you will join Page Ahead at the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden for summer story times!

Thursdays, 11 am to noon through August 31.

Story times are free and open to all! Our wonderful Story Time volunteers bring fun stories to life and have craft packets to accompany each story them (and keep little hands busy). Find more details on the Page Ahead blog.

RBIs for Literacy

PACCAR is widely known for their trucks—but did you know their passion for education is as big as their big wheelers?

Over the past 17 years, PACCAR has partnered with the Seattle Mariners through the RBIs for Literacy program—putting books in the hands of kids who need them most. The innovative partnership has raised enough to purchase hundreds of thousands of new books for kids who really need them! And PACCAR employees have collected an additional 40,000 new books through workplace book drives—which are starting up again soon. Thank you, PACCAR, for supporting kids and reading!

Community book drive at the Mariners

Mariners Care and PACCAR are hosting a book drive at T-Mobile Park on Tuesday, August 29 to benefit Page Ahead. Heading to the game? Stop by to see us and make a donation at the following locations:

Home Plate and Left Field gates

Terrace Club entrance

Parking Plaza

Above the ‘Pen

Or you can text BOOKS to 707070

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

Go Mariners! 

Join Page Ahead at the Ballard Locks for summer story times!

Every Thursday until 8/31, from 11 am–noon, join Page Ahead for an outdoor story time at the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens at the Ballard Locks (3015 NW 54th St, Seattle, 98107).

The readings take place under a tree, across from the visitors’ center. Signs will be posted with more information.

Each week will feature a different theme, new reader, and different take-home crafts for the first 24 kids at the reading; all children are also welcome to take home a fun coloring sheet provided by the Botanical Gardens staff.