Support The Big Read Dallas on North Texas Giving Day

Something very cool is going to happen in Dallas. We are going to read a book together. It’s called The Big Read Dallas!

The Big Read  is designed to bring reading  back to the center of American culture. In partnership with the Friends of the Dallas Public Library and with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, thousands of people in Dallas will be reading Ray Bradbury’s classic book, Fahrenheit 451.

The big hope is that it will touch the hearts and minds of borderline DISD high school students.  We   would like to help with public education. So, in conjunction with the North Texas Giving Day, we are asking for your help to raise the funds needed to buy the books for Dallas students.

North Texas Giving Day

North Texas Giving Dayis September 13, 2012.   If you give a gift of $25 or more to  The Big Read Dallas  through North Texas Giving Day, the reading program will also receive a portion of $1 million in matching funds. Just $25 buys five students their very own book and enrichment items. Five high school students.

You can donate to the North Texas Giving Day online at www.DonorBridgeTX.org or in person at Communities Foundation of Texas, which is located in Dallas at 5500 Caruth Haven Lane.

In the spirit of celebrating almost around the clock, Communities Foundation of Texas will open its doors and parking lot to welcome donors starting at 7:00 a.m. From 11:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m., donors may purchase lunch from local food trucks Easy Slider,  Enticed, Rockstar Bakery and Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe. will be back in the parking lot for afternoon snacks/dinner from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Amphibian Productions, Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Big Thought, Dallas Shakespeare, Dallas Children’s Theater, Junior Players and SPCA will be there throughout the day providing entertainment. The community‐ and family‐friendly event will be a fun, educational day benefitting nonprofits across North Texas.

Please keep our DISD students in mind. We know we cannot solve our literacy problem overnight. But if the book you buy turns just one student into a committed reader, you will have changed a life forever.

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