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April 21, 2014

Join in the Movement on May 6 for a National Day of Giving

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, hundreds of community foundations across the country will lead the effort in a 24-hour giving challenge in celebration of the 100th anniversary of philanthropy through the work of community foundations nationwide. The national movement “Give Local America,” is meant to ignite the spirit of giving in local communities through a day of giving that will commence on May 6 at 12am and end at 11:59pm.

In a day aimed at inspiring and uniting local communities to support philanthropic causes, Community Foundations will use this day of giving to raise money for Reading Partners and other local nonprofits through online donation platforms. The day of giving provides a great way to connect donors to the local charitable causes they care about most and encourage them to take action.


At Reading Partners we know everyday is a day of giving, with over 7,000 tutors nationwide helping 88% of students increase their rates of learning. This is yet another special day and we hope you will join us by participating in the movement of giving!

If you aren’t able to donate, then help us by passing along this message. Share on facebook, twitter, or other social media sites, and share with your family, friends, and coworkers.

Please continue reading for instructions and information about each of Reading Partners’ four participating regions and learn how you can join us in this exciting DAY OF GIVING!

Charleston aka “Lowcountry”
SF Bay Area
Silicon Valley

Lift the Lowcountry during South Carolina’s Giving Day

Donate Here

Charleston logoThrough the generosity of the Pearlstine Family and several anonymous donors, gifts to selected education nonprofits, including Reading Partners, will be amplified, expanding the financial impact of each gift and creating the opportunity for a truly transformative day.

Every day is giving day in Charleston. We have over 500 Community Volunteers who GIVE their time every week to help kids in Charleston learn to read. Reading Partners Charleston is excited to be part of the Lift the Lowcountry movement on May 6, a day that will show, yet again, how the Charleston community is truly working together to make it a better place for us all.

Visit our Giving Page on May 6 to have your gift amplified to help us reach more students and teach more kids how to read! With your help we can Lift the Lowcountry in a big way.

Participate is Sacramento’s Give Big Day of Giving

Donate Here

Sacramento Logo

Reading Partners Sacramento is excited to be a part of this year’s Big Day of Giving in Sacramento. It is a truly amazing way for the Sacramento community to pull together and give where their heart is!

Our team has been putting in hard work to ensure that this day is a day of success and celebration for our region. We know that without the support of the community and supporters, like you, we would not be able to make our goal. That is why we are asking for your help to make this the most successful Day of Giving Reading Partners and Sacramento has ever seen.

Make your donation go even further by donating from 6-7 pm, during the “Dinnertime Challenge.” The winner of this challenge will have their donations matched, helping Reading Partners make an even bigger impact. Together we can do BIG things!

Please visit our profile on May 6 to “Give Big”!

Join East Bay Gives

Donate Here

eastbay logoJoin a national movement on May 6th by supporting literacy programming in local East Bay schools!

This year, Reading Partners will recruit, train and support hundreds of East Bay community members to become high-impacts literacy intervention tutors for at least 550 low-income elementary school students who have fallen below grade level in literacy.

Visit Reading Partners’ East Bay Community Foundation giving page on May 6 to make your contribution – the more we raise, the more funds we will receive through the Day of Giving matching funds pool, with contributions from national and local funders.

Here is how to participate in Silicon Valley Gives

Donate Here

Silicon Valley logoAll proceeds of Silicon Valley Gives will support Reading Partners Silicon Valley, and donations made for this day will be matched by the Greatwood Cale Family Charitable Fund to maximize the impact of every dollar!

Learn more about Reading Partners and how to participate in this exciting event:

You can give RIGHT NOW and have your donation matched for SV Gives – just make sure to select “Make My Donation Count for Silicon Valley Gives” when you choose your gift amount.

If you want your gift to have EVEN MORE IMPACT, you can donate on May 6 for SV Gives Day during one of the following hours (to TRIPLE your gift) when local foundations will match all donations:

12 am hour  Matched donations by SVCF

7 am hour  Matched donations by the Knight Foundation

8 am hour  Matched donations by the Bernard A. Newscomb Foundation

12 pm noon hour  Matched donations by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation

5 pm hour  Matched donations by Kaiser Permanente

6 pm hour  Matched donations by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

7 pm hour  Matched donations by The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

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  • Logo for Bezos Family Foundation
  • Logo for George Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Logo for Panda Cares
  • Logo for The Duke Endowment
  • Logo for Deerbrook Charitable Trust

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