White Center’s Evergreen Campus Library is seeking donations to help raise $2,000 for its library to provide students and teachers with the resources they need for reading, research and curriculum supplements.
“There simply is no money in the budget to fill our library with the books our students and teachers need,” said Joanne Glasgow, the school’s teacher-librarian. “The library plays a critical role in increasing literacy and test scores among students, as well as contributing to the lifelong joy of reading.”
The library is now looking to parents, community members and businesses for help in raising the needed funds. They are participating in a new online fundraising program called Funds4Books , sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources, a school library and classroom vendor with 26 years of experience.
For every $10.00 donated, the library can purchase a new book that is ready to be shelved and checked out. Most important, 100 percent of every donation goes to the library.
Here’s an announcement sent to us:
Because of drastic budget cuts in the Highline School District, no money will be available to purchase new books this year. So we are counting on you to help with a contribution to the Mackin Funds4Books fundraiser by donating a little or a lot between Sept 16th and Nov 11th.
While our goal is $2,000 (and this will buy approximately 275 paperback books or 85 hardback books) we would be ecstatic to EXCEED expectations.
Please click on the DONATE NOW button and open you heart and your wallet. It’s quick and easy to do. Thanks!
To participate, please go to www.funds4books.com , then enter the code 4955. From there you can donate via credit card, echeck or check. For those without computer access or a credit card, the library will accept “Funds4Books” checks.
“We are so excited this new donation program is available for schools to raise much-needed money to purchase books and other learning materials,” said Glasgow. “The fact that 100 percent of every donation comes right to the library is truly amazing and sets it far apart from other fundraising programs and book fairs. It doesn’t require staff or volunteer time, and all the books are labeled and shipped for free.”
Mackin Educational Resources, located in Burnsville, Minnesota, created the new Funds4Books program in response to nationwide school budget cuts and a struggling economy. Mackin works with librarians to analyze their inventory and determine what additional books should be purchased to effectively meet the unique needs of the school’s students and faculty.
“If everyone gives a little, we can reach our goal of $2000” said Ms. Glasgow. “I can’t wait to see all those smiling faces when the new books arrive.”
Need more information? Please contact the library staff at [email protected]  or call 206-631-6230.
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