“Any child in this world cannot succeed without reading and I think parents have to understand that they’re the ones that are capable and have the ability to open the doors for their children.”
Meet the inspiring Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner, one of two special guest readers for the 9th Annual Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast, in this video interview as she shares her beliefs on early literacy and the vital importance of reading. Buy tickets now!
Last December we sent up the bat signal asking for your help in our end-of-the-year appeal. Like the super heroes you are, you answered our call and we were overwhelmed by your response. We are so thankful for your dedication and continued support which allows us to ensure Kansas City children are prepared to enter school ready to succeed.Over the last several weeks, you have contributed nearly $5500!
This means 1100 new books and early literacy advice will be reaching the hands of local children. Wow!
We would like to give special recognition to two outstanding contributors for their donation of $1000 each, which single-handedly will provide 400 children with new books and early literacy advice! Thank you Kris & Frank Cappo and Baby & Child Associates for your generosity. We are so grateful to everyone that has contributed, allowing us to impact the lives of community children.
Super Hero Contributors:
Bethene Gregg Joy Winter Sally Clark
Brenda Pfannenstiel Larry A. Rues Stephanie & Richard Grinage
Brian & Sarah Bracco Lavonne Ridder Sue Von Geyso
Bryce Dickmeyer Lisa Riojas Susan Conner
Carolyn & Ken Sabatini Lynn Hardy Suzanne & Paul Koontz
Cynthia & Michael Fry Marny & John Sherman Sylvan & Merna Siegler
Don & Luella Farmer Mary Brink Sylvia Coles
Esther Sunderland Maureen & Bill Berkley Tasanaporn Pitiyanuvath
Jean Hiersteiner Nancy Spangler W. Mitchell & Dorothy Elliott
Jill & Brannan Riffel Pam & Greg Shaw
Jo E Denton Roger Lambson & Victoria Thomas
The 9th Annual Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast benefiting Reach Out and Read Kansas City is quickly approaching, Friday, March 6th, 7:30-9:00am at the Sheraton Crown Center Exhibit Hall. In addition to being a lot of fun, this is a hugely important event for us. Last year, your support provided a fourth of our annual budget and helped us provide 76,495 new books and prescriptive early literacy advice to 29,836 at-risk children and families.
Tickets are on sale now and going fast – get yours today! Individual tickets starting at $60, must be purchased by Friday, February 27th. Register to sponsor a table or make a tax-deductible donationhere.
We are thrilled to announce this year’s speakers, entertainment, and guests:
Deputy Executive Director,
Kansas City Public Library
Complimentary parking is provided. Registration and coffee service will begin at 7:00. As you arrive enjoy musical entertainment from students of St. Teresa’s Academy and Rockhurst High School. Rumor has it Cat and Fish from The Coterie’s upcoming production of “Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat” will also be making a special appearance.
Come join the party, and do a good deed. Books at home help kids to succeed!
For more information please contact Executive Director Mark Mattison at 913-588-3073 or firstname.lastname@example.org.