Thank you for helping us spread the word about our crowdfunding campaign to provide books for children in SMART!

Click here to view our CrowdRise campaign page.

Sample Email Message:

As you may know, SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) is an early literacy organization with which I’m involved. SMART connects thousands of kids and adults across Oregon for shared one-on-one reading each year, and gives kids books to keep. Since 1992, SMART has given away nearly 3 million books, and helped lay the foundation for a lifetime of literacy and learning for over 210,000 kids.

Right now, you have the opportunity to support SMART through a crowd-funding challenge that could raise over $100,000 for the organization. That is huge! If SMART is the top fundraiser in the challenge between now and April 8, they’ll win $5,000, plus an additional $25,000 if they are the top fundraiser when the challenge ends on Apr. 12. And by raising over $6,000 so far, SMART is already eligible for grants up to $100,000!

Can you help by making a gift or spreading the word to folks in your community? We need everyone’s support to provide books for children:

  • $10 buys four new giveaway books for one SMART student
  • $40 buys new giveaway books (14) for one SMART student for an entire year
  • $325 provides all the resources needed for one SMART student for an entire year

Please join us! When we read together, we succeed together. I hope you’ll take a moment to support SMART and spread the word. Click here to view SMART’s CrowdRise page, and click here to visit SMART’s website.

Thank you for your consideration!

Sample Social Media Posts

@StartMakingAReaderToday is participating in the @acommunitythrives fundraising challenge to to provide books for Oregon children. Help SMART take home up to $100,000 to support our work fostering a love of reading in kids! bit.ly/2CjI8dv

One book can change a child’s life. Imagine what 14 can do. @StartMakingAReaderToday is participating in the @acommunitythrives fundraising challenge from @USAToday to support SMART’s work providing 14 new books for nearly 11,000 Oregon kids. Join the challenge: bit.ly/2CjI8dv

Twitter:

Join @getsmartoregon today in getting books in the hands of kids by participating in the @ACThrive challenge: bit.ly/2CjI8dv

When we read together, we succeed together. Help @getsmartoregon provide books for kids in Oregon by participating in the @ACThrive challenge! bit.ly/2CjI8dv

Help @getsmartoregon take home $100K to provide books for Oregon kids by participating in the @ACThrive challenge! bit.ly/2CjI8dv