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Peer-to-Peer fundraising helps our organization by increasing our reach and finding new donors, and it also allows us to build important connections with our wonderful existing supporters. Contact us today to get signed up.
The theme for this year's Give For Good Lou is "Never Ending Summer". To give our new donors some background, when IWRBR first opened in 2018 we hosted one six week summer camp for nine students. Over the years we have gradually gained support from the community, and increased the services we offer to families. In only four years, we now have published The Mindful Literacy Curriculum, trained more than 100 reading tutors, host community events, and have provided summer and after school programs to children all across the city.
New in 2022, Read to Lead camps will take place YEAR ROUND at eight sites (hence the Never Ending Summer theme). We have partnered with Louisville Parks and Recreation to provide camps at seven community centers, in addition to our Jacob Elementary site. At each program students will receive services that increase healthy lifestyles, accelerate literacy growth, and create a sense of community connectedness. Beginning September 19th, Read to Lead programs will run 4 days a week for 2 hours each day, serving students in K-5th grades.
We're excited to announce that Kevin and Andy Trager have generously donated $100,000 over three years to expand our Mindful Literacy Curriculum, provide transportation to three after school camps, and increase access to technology and enrichment opportunities. Their support of our mission is making it possible to break down barriers that many families living in the Louisville area face on a regular basis.
Our goal for this year's Give For Good Lou campaign is to raise an additional $50,000 by having 600 unique donations and targeting strategic prize awards. Meeting this goal will make it possible for IWRBR to support 250 children at our after school camps that are completely free to the community.