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April 14, 2020

Reading Partners Seattle "Lunch-In" Virtual Campaign

An Unprecedented Time for our Students

Reading Partners envisions a future where all Seattle students, regardless of socioeconomic status, have the reading skills they need to reach their full potential. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is having a devastating effect on our students’ access to education. 

School and library closures have a significant impact on all students; however, for low-income communities, that impact can be especially harmful.

Our students and families are strong and resilient, and our Reading Partners team is ready and eager to implement bold new ideas to serve our students during this unprecedented time. But this is critically dependent on a single factor: revenue.

Our annual luncheon raised over $115,000 for our program last year. Canceling the event (which was planned for April 30, 2020) because of COVID-19 has significant and worrisome impacts on our budget and our ability to continue programming. We are working as hard as we can to apply for foundation and corporate funding to help close this gap, but donations from individuals through this “lunch-in” virtual campaign will be crucial.

Start Raising Money for our Seattle Students!

There are various ways to make an impact, either as an individual or as a team. The “lunch-in” virtual campaign will end on April 30th, the original date of the Reading Partners luncheon.

If you’d like to donate as an individual, please donate here.


Anyone who raises or donates $1,100 or more will be entered into a raffle to win two tickets to the smash Broadway musical, Hamilton.

Producer seats in the front orchestra!

*Potential dates for tickets will not be available until the COVID-19 measures have been lifted AND the show is running again in NY. Please note that the Donors will work with the Winner to arrange for a date, based on availability.

"lunch-in" virtual campaign

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  • Logo for Five Below
  • Logo for Hellman Foundation
  • 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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