Thanks so much to all who partnered with us on Giving Tuesday. You made such a difference! We raised $12,080 which is 67% of our goal. We are hopeful that Facebook will match some of the donations, which will bring us closer to our target of $18,000.
In a few hours, our team will be headed out to buy Christmas presents for over 350 children. The budget for each child is $20. It is only because of you that we can put smiles like these on children’s faces. Along with the gifts, everyone who comes to the Christmas Party and Toy Give-Away enjoys food, crafts, and some good ole fashioned Christmas cheer. If you are nearby on December 14th, please come join the fun!
In addition to the Christmas party and gifts, a portion of the money raised on Tuesday will provide for a subscriptions to the Lexia Core 5 reading program. Each students subscription costs $25 annually. This is a nationally recognized reading enhancement program. We see tremendous improvement in children’s reading skills when they use this program. Thank you so much for helping improve children s reading skills.
We will let you know if we received any matching dollars. According to Facebook, we will be notified in January.
Even though Giving Tuesday is officially finished, your contribution to the lives of the children in Hollygrove will continue.
Rachel, Sarah, Alexander, Ivory and the rest of our team are so grateful for all that you do throughout the year, we just want to say thanks again.