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The start of The Amazing Give might be eight hours away, but donations are open right now! By doing something amazing and donating to our ReadingPals program during The Amazing Give positively impacts children in the community. 

ReadingPals relies on volunteers and donations to support children to improve their reading and literacy skills. The widespread impact of the program goes beyond reading. Students involved in the ReadingPals program show increased confidence and a better outlook on their ability to succeed.

Learning to read well is a necessary but difficult skill for many students. Only 56 percent of third-graders in Alachua County can read on grade level. Over the past seven years, ReadingPals has reached more than 450 students in Alachua County Schools and supported their endeavor to read better. With the help of volunteers spending one-on-one time with these students, their literacy skills and attitudes toward reading have improved.

Supporting ReadingPals through The Amazing Give is an easy and incredibly valuable way for you to support these local students. By sponsoring the necessary materials for ReadingPals, you are providing them with the tools to thrive as readers and as people. Donations will provide the students with books, book packs, literacy games and activities, and more! Your donations help to open a world of possibilities for these children.   

To find out more about ReadingPals and to donate to The Amazing Give, please click the button below:
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