Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Books for Bingo!

Dear David:

I want to again thank you and Reader to Reader for your organization's continued support of Memorial Elementary School. I truly appreciate the generous donation of new and gently used books for our school. These books will be used as prizes for our Bingo for Books event. This event is one in a series of events that Memorial Elementary School conducts in March when we celebrate the joy of reading.

I look forward to Reader to Reader’s continued support in the future. Thank you for being such a wonderful partner in education with Memorial Elementary School.


Jeffrey P. Udall
Memorial Elementary School
West Springfield, MA

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Haiti School Plans Unveiled

Architects Andy Grogan and Aelan Tierney of Kuhn Riddle Architects show their drawings to Hope of Haiti project director, Haeinn Woo, for the modular classrooms which will form the school to be built for the children living in the tent city in Petionville, Haiti.
None of the children living in the tent city currently attend school. And when plans for the school were announced more than 200 children’s names were placed on a waiting list the first day.

The cinder block stand-alone classrooms can be built individually and clustered together to form the school.

Each classroom will cost roughly $6,500 including the land and Reader to Reader is fundraising to buy the building materials with the goal of erecting the first several classrooms this summer, so that some of the children can start school in October.

We are grateful to Kuhn Riddle Architects for the generous donation of their architectural services.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Reader to Reader's First Computer Lab Built in Ghana Opens

Dear Reader to Reader,

The computers and the additional books have arrived in Ghana. The computers have been set up in the computer lab, and the kids are already learning how to use them. The principal has sent pictures of the kids working with them. We are all very much appreciative.


Robert Baafi
On behalf of Eno Boanimah Memorial Academy
Kasoa, Ghana

Reader to Reader is pleased to assist Eno Boanimah Memorial Academy, Kasoa, Ghana, and Akim Oda Secondary School, Akim Oda, Ghana set up resource centers that include libraries and computer labs.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Thousands of Books for Navajo Elementary

Congratulations to the 5th graders of Cedar Grove-Belgium Schools in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin for their Reader to Reader book drive, the Library of Love project. Even in these tough times, the community was able to gather a lot of donations.

The students collected 2,371 children’s books which are being shipped to Navajo Pine Elementary School in Navajo, New Mexico.

“The elementary school is very excited about getting so many books,” reports Navajo Pine High School’s librarian, Carla Clauschee, who served as the liaison for the shipment.