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2018 Year-End Campaign2018-12-12T14:32:09+00:00

WHAT IS LITERACY WORTH TO YOU?

GIVE TO END POVERTY!

“I can’t wait to grow up and be on food stamps,”

—said no one ever!

82% of children in low-income families can’t read at grade level by the 4th grade. Of them, two-thirds will end up in jail or on welfare. (—NAEP)

WHERE DO YOU WANT YOUR RESOURCES TO GO?

Let’s compare how much the lack of literacy costs society to the price of getting kids to fall in love with reading:

  • $5.5 billion = cost of incarceration in CA every year
  • $640 million = cost of welfare in CA every year
  • $14 million = cost to provide reading support to every child in a low-income household in San Diego every year

Read our blog post to get the nitty gritty on these facts!

Make a Difference Today

In 2018, nearly 2,000 children benefited from our weekly StoryTent programs. Will you help us raise the funds we need to continue empowering these children and their friends in 2019?
How many children will you sponsor?

  • 1 child a year = $120
  • 5 children a year =$600
  • 10 children a year = $1,200
GIVE NOW!

YEAR-END CAMPAIGN GOAL: $30,000

PERCENTAGE MET 17%

Able to Give More? Check Out Our Bonus Contribution Opportunities:

Sponsor a 3-month Summer Reading Program at 1 StoryTent

=

$5,000

Sponsor the Reading Role Models program, our volunteer recruitment, retention and training

=

$10,000

Sponsor 1 StoryTent location for 12 months

=

$25,000

WAYS TO GIVE

Online

Click this link to make a donation in the amount of your choice. 

By Check

Make payable to Traveling Stories and mail to:
2801 Camino Del Rio South #302, San Diego, CA 92108

Securities

Contact Emily@travelingstories.org or call 619-269-0438

“When I grow up I want to get a good job so that I can donate so that when I have kids they can go to a StoryTent too.”

– Ousswe, 12 years old, City Heights StoryTent reader

GIVE NOW!

“When I grow up I want to get a good job so that I can donate so that when I have kids they can go to a StoryTent too.”

– Oussama, 12 years old, City Heights StoryTent reader

JOIN THE MOVEMENT!

We can’t do it alone.

Start conversations about the state of literacy with your neighbors, co-workers, family and friends using our “Real Price of Illiteracy” bookmark.

Simply fill out our form and we will pop one of these bad boys in the mail for you to keep and a few extras to give away.

Order Our Bookmark!

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