October 2023 newsletter

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PACCAR + Mariners = Books for Kids

PACCAR has teamed up with the Seattle Mariners through the RBIs for Literacy program to benefit Page Ahead, and together, they create thousands of reading opportunities for kids in need. Now in its 17th season, this incredible partnership has given over 280,000 books to create home libraries for more than 23,000 kids who need them most. 

And that’s only part of the story.  PACCAR employees also support kids and reading by holding a company-wide book drive and volunteering to read with students. This September they collected 1,836 new books via their book drive. Thank you, PACCAR, for your incredible partnership!

Pictured left to right is PACCAR Foundation executive Ken Hastings, PACCAR Kenworth employee Tera McCormack, Page Ahead executive director Susan Dibble, and Page Ahead board president Mark Fitzgerald.

Fall is workplace giving season

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—simply select Page Ahead (aka Books for Kids) on your giving form or in your corporate giving portal. Page Ahead’s Tax ID is: 91-1600084

We are also happy to come speak at any campaign kickoffs or team meetings—just get in touch. Email us!

If you’d like to hold a workplace fundraiser or book drive either online or in person, we can help with that, too!
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for ideas or get in touch.

Holiday book shopping

During this giving season, we are delighted our friends at Barnes & Noble are making it extra easy for everyone to get books for everyone on their list AND for the kids Page Ahead serves!

Holiday book drives are on from November 1 to December 8 at multiple Barnes & Nobles around Washington: 

Coming soon: First Tech’s Season of Giving

Our friends at First Tech Federal Credit Union will once again be running their Season of Giving community campaign, and Page Ahead will be in the running for a $10,000 grant! Voting opens November 1, so stay tuned—your vote could make the difference for Page Ahead and the kids we serve!

If you think Page Ahead is a great nonprofit, let us know!

GreatNonprofits—a review site like TripAdvisor—is honoring highly reviewed nonprofits with their 2023 Top-Rated Awards. Your review of your experience being part of the Page Ahead community will help us raise visibility (and funds from more supporters!). It’s easy and will take just two minutes. Go to our page on GreatNonprofits.org to get started!

The students love their new books!

Here are a few thank you notes from students across Washington State:

“Dear Donors, Thanks for giving us money for the books we love you. I really can’t wait to read it. Your friend Salem” Leschi Elementary, Seattle

“I love my books. I will read the books every day. I will make my own little reading room. I love picture books. I love books because books help me learn new things. I am going to read the books to my family. Thank you for the books, Stephanie”
Edison Elementary, Tacoma

“Dear Donors: I am thankful for getting the 12 free books. First, when I saw them, I was in shock because I said in my mind that I will read them over and over again. Next, when I am an adult I will read them to my kids. Also, my kids will love the books you gave me when I’m an adult. Respectfully, London” Little Mountain Elementary, Mount Vernon

“Dear Donors, Thank you for the 12 books I can’t waint to read them forever! I am so Happy! From, Hanif  I LOVE BOOKS!” Seahurst Elementary, Burien