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Donations to Stanislaus READS! are processed by the Stanislaus Community Foundation. SCF is a registered 501(c)3 California public benefit corporation, and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
As a strategic partner of Stanislaus READS!, The Modesto Bee and Stanislaus Community Foundation have joined forces to ensure Stanislaus County children have access to educational activities that allow for learning during the summer months. The Bee a Reader Fund will be an annual project to help raise awareness of the importance of summer learning and to increase community investments towards quality summer programs, so that kids can continue to leap ahead. Stanislaus Community Foundation will provide up to $60,000 in matching dollars to leverage your donation well into the future.
Little Free Libraries
Local medical clinics have signed on to house Little Free Libraries in their waiting rooms, stocked with books for children to take home and keep. These libraries will be built and maintained by local service groups.
$200 sponsors one Little Free Library
High-Quality Parent Engagement
A centerpiece of the Stanislaus READS! campaign is peer-to-peer parent networking and support, utilizing Parent Cafes.
$200 supports a parent café at a local school
Summer Enrichment Programs
Children often fall behind in learning over the summer months; Stanislaus READS! is committed to expanding free or low-cost enrichment programs over the summer.
$500 sponsors a week’s worth of summer learning for several children in our region
This program mails a book, for free, to a participating child’s home monthly from birth to age five, providing quality literature to children who otherwise may not have access to books.
$150 will ensure that a child receives a book monthly for five years.