students recently raised more than $300 as part of a "penny-per-page" reading program in conjunction with the the school's Parents As Reading Partners (PARP) initiative.
More than 300 Chippewa students participated in the program, which asked that parents and family members read together during the week.
As part of the final week of PARP, the Chippewa PTA asked students to participate in a "penny-per-page" Read-A-Thon to support Ethiopia Reads.
"When you consider that the Read-A-Thon was a penny a page, that means the kids who participated read more than 31,000 pages total in a week," said Angela Hart, the Chippewa PTA president. "With the money raised, Ethiopa Reads can purchase over 150 books. That is really showing that every penny can make a difference in the life of a child."
Ethiopia Reads supports tens of thousands of children in Ethiopia, many of whom have never had access to a library, through programs to help create and maintain school libraries, free public libraries and even donkey cart libraries that provide books to remote, rural areas.
Article courtesy of Scott Campbell