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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter. We express that in the work we do and in the many children we reach. We stand in solidarity with those protesting the pervasive racism and oppression that is literally killing Black people. Read more about Page Ahead's work for equity and racial justice.


Holiday Book Drives

During this giving season we are delighted our friends at The Elliot Bay Book Company and Barnes & Noble have chosen to put new books in the hands of kids who need them. Select locations will be collecting new books for Page Ahead. Stop by to complete your holiday shopping and support their efforts to give kids in need the chance to read!

Barnes & Noble at: Northgate, November 1 - December 5

Barnes & Noble at: Woodinville, November 1 - December 5

Barnes & Noble at: Lakewood, November 1 - December 5

Barnes & Noble at: Northtown Mall, November 1 - December 5

Elliot Bay Book Company, November 26 - January 3


Fall is Workplace Giving Time

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. Below are some of the public campaigns we participate in.

Many businesses also offer opportunities for payroll deductions and matching gifts. Check with your HR department for more information!

How to Help
A. Choose Page Ahead on your giving form!
B. Invite Page Ahead to speak (virtually) at a campaign kickoff or team meeting
C. Hold a workplace fundraiser or drive. Need ideas? Contact us!


Vote for Page Ahead!

Great news: Page Ahead is one of the top 200 finalists in the nationwide State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program!

As a close partner in our work building home libraries, you understand the impact that easy access to books can have on a child.

Your help today could secure Page Ahead one of just 40 $25,000 grants to help us fight book deserts—you’ll just need to do two things:
#1: Cast Your Vote: Go to bit.ly/pageaheadstatefarm and vote for Page Ahead’s Book Oasis project. Voting opens 9 p.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, August 17, and closes 9 p.m. Pacific time on Friday, August 27.

To vote, you’ll need to create a free account*, then you can vote up to 10 times per day every day for our cause. Just think—$25,000 would allow us to buy 8,333 books for our Book Oasis Little Free Libraries in Seattle-area book deserts. That’s enough to refill all our Book Oases ten times with brand-new kids’ books!

#2: Spread the Word: Please forward this to your colleagues, friends, and families, encouraging them to vote and share the news as well. Page Ahead is the only Seattle organization that has made it to the final round of this national contest, and only one of five Washington organizations, and we will need EVERYONE’S support to make this happen!

The voting window is brief, so please vote today (and tomorrow, and the next day, and the next . . . ). Winners will be announced September 29. Fingers crossed, and thank you in advance for your support!

* State Farm will not see any user account information, and the information is not used for marketing purposes, nor is the information sold, or used in any way other than for verifying voter eligibility. Voters must be US residents age 18 or older. Account information will be destroyed after the voting period is over.


Annual Report

Page Ahead’s impact report for the 2019–20 school year: view it here


GiveBIG

It's GiveBIG time! Please put books into the hands of kids that really need them. Donations will be matched by our generous sponsor. Early giving is now OPEN - DONATE HERE: http://bit.ly/GiveBooks2021


Annual Benefit for Children's Literacy

What a fantastic virtual event! Thanks to our emcee Brian Flores, featured speaker Martellus Bennett, and all our other dedicated contributors for making our live A Taste for Reading annual benefit luncheon such an inspiring hour (well, 51 minutes!).

If you missed it or want to rewatch part of the event, you can find all of the video segments here.


Holiday Book Drives

During this giving season we are delighted our friends at Barnes & Noble have chosen to put new books in the hands of kids who need them. Select locations will be collecting new books for Page Ahead. Stop by to complete your holiday shopping and support their efforts to give kids in need the chance to read! November 1 - December 12, 2020.

Barnes & Noble at: Northgate

Barnes & Noble at: Bellevue

Barnes & Noble at: Lakewood

Barnes & Noble at: Northtown Mall


Book Drive

Page Ahead is joining with local school districts who have set up locations for families who rely on school-provided food; we will provide books to go along with the meals for those elementary children to take home and keep. Building home libraries is a proven way to reduce or eliminate the literacy gap that affects kids in poverty the most. But our students won't have books without your help.

Please give today to help put books in the hands of Washington children who need them right now!

DONATE TODAY!

 


17th Annual A Taste for Reading Luncheon


Season of Giving

WE WON!!! Your vote(s) helped power us to victory in the First Tech Season of Giving contest. Hooray! Thanks to you, Page Ahead will receive a total of $19,601, and 445 children will get the joy of starting their own home libraries because of you and First Tech Federal Credit Union. We can't think of a better gift.


Holiday Book Drives

During this giving season we are delighted our friends at Barnes & Noble have chosen to put new books in the hands of kids who need them. Select locations will be collecting new books for Page Ahead. Stop by to complete your holiday shopping and support their efforts to give kids in need the chance to read! November 1 - December 31, 2019.

Barnes & Noble at: Pacific Place Seattle

Barnes & Noble at: Northgate, Seattle


Book Drive Third Place Books - Seward Park

On Friday, September 20, Third Place Books Seward Park will donate 20 percent of your total purchase back to Page Ahead. Just tell your bookseller at checkout that you’re “giving back.” They’ll also have a book donation bin, so if you buy a book to donate to Page Ahead, your gift will go twice as far!


PACCAR & Mariners Host Book Drive August 27th

Join PACCAR and Mariners Care by bringing NEW children’s books or cash donations to the Tuesday, August 27th game against the New York Yankees. Volunteers will be collecting funds and new books at the gates prior to the game. In addition, we will be hosting a book fair inside the stadium. Please stop by section 128 to say “Hi” and/or buy books to donate. Don’t miss the special PACCAR/Mariners-themed truck on the plaza at the south end of the stadium, next to the stadium parking garage.

All donations will benefit Page Ahead and give kids in need the chance to read. Go Mariners!


Thank you Boeing employees!!!

Boeing employees are helping kids in our community get off to a great start at school.  The Liftoff for Learning drive runs through July 31st and is open to all Boeing employees.  Funds raised for Page Ahead will be used to give new books to kids in need.  Kids who have books at home read more – and that improves reading skill.  But for many kids from low-income families, books are a luxury.  Thanks to Boeing employees and Liftoff for Learning, those kids won’t be left behind.  Instead, they’ll get to choose and enjoy great new books – and develop their reading superpowers! 

A gift of $100 will give a home library to two kids in need.  Add Boeing’s gift match and now FOUR kids will benefit from a home library.  That’s a real Liftoff for Learning!


It’s time for Book Up Summer!

The Page Ahead book fairs have begun! Now through June 22nd, more than 15,000 children will select their twelve brand new books to keep and read over the summer. The Book Up Summer program gives young students the tools and incentive they need to read during summer vacation. Grounded in current literacy research, this evidence-based reading program is offered to high-poverty elementary schools through Page Ahead’s partnerships with school districts across Washington State. View the map here.


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