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project leader
Jennifer S
location
Undecided
(Kingsbury area or Whitehaven)
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the project

Remember the movie "A Christmas Story?" Well scratch that, forget Ralphie, and keep the theme in mind. For Christmas we are donating 25-50 books to promote literacy at home. My parents gifted me books every year for Christmas. I can remember the Babysitter's' Club, Judy Blume & more!

What were your favorite childhood books? What stories do you like to share with your children? Share your memories and make a donation today! Tell us what book you would like us to purchase or we can make a selection for you.

the steps

1. Select motivating and age appropriate books (toddler - high school)

2. Distribute books in Christmas Stocking at a community center or with a local partner

why we're doing it

Literacy rates in Memphis are low. We are not here to save the entire city, but definitely to start somewhere. By placing at least one book in the home, at no cost to the family, we hope to spark a new interest in reading.

11/23 - 12/16 Campaign

12/18 - Purchase Books

12/21 - Distribute Books

 

budget

DISBURSEMENT BUDGET:



RAISED = $290.00
ioby Platform Fee  waived
 Payment Processing Fee (3%) $8.45
TOTAL TO DISBURSE = $281.55

18 books, $10 = $180, Barnes & Noble, children's books all ages (receipts will be scanned for bar codes upon purchase)

8 books, $15 = $90, Barnes & Noble, children's books all ages (receipts will be scanned for bar codes upon purchase)

Gift Ribbon = $18.55, Target

 

ORIGINAL BUDGET:

20 books, $10 = $200, Barnes & Noble, children's books all ages (receipts will be scanned for bar codes upon purchase)

10 books, $15 = $150, Barnes & Noble, children's books all ages (receipts will be scanned for bar codes upon purchase)

10 books, $17 = $170, Barnes & Noble, children's books all ages (receipts will be scanned for bar codes upon purchase)

42 Stockings = $80, Target



SUBTOTAL = $600
ioby Platform Fee  waived
Payment Processing Fee (3%) $18
TOTAL TO RAISE = $618

 

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donors

  • Meghan C.
  • Anonymous
  • Al Jordan
  • T. Nolen
  • Anonymous
  • Aaron D.
  • Howard Law Firm, LLC.