Help us win a $5000 grant!

Great news! Madison Reading Project has been nominated as a finalist in the Yelp Foundation Gives Local grant contest. Now we need you to vote for us to win a grant of up to $5,000!! Starting on #GivingTuesday, November 29th, go to to cast your vote once per day from November 29 to December 9. No donation is required and it only takes a minute. We would so appreciate your support; a grant will allow us to continue pursuing our mission to give vulnerable children in Southwestern Wisconsin their own books to love. We are close to our goal for the end of the year, to distribute 10,000 books before 2017. Next year our goal is to to give 25,000 books. Help us achieve our goal!

Read Like Mad- Prizes and Winners

Random Prize Winners Those who were random prize winners throughout the game received either Gigi's Cupcakes OR a bag of Just Coffee beans! Jennifer Johnson, Daniel Cooper, Valerie Edwards, Amy Frederiksen, Kathy Braun (on behalf of her mother Mimi), Araceli Esparaza, & Brooke Norsted Most Funds Raised: $185 raised by Daniel Cooper Daniel receives a 6-month subscription to the Wisconsin State Journal. (Fun fact: Daniel was our youngest player, at 11 years old. He wrote in that he understood this was a game for adults, but he was "up for a challenge" and boy did he blow our minds! WOW!) Third Grand Prize: Araceli Esparaza read 10 books! A gift basket for any book lover: Books from local publi

Feeling Thankful

Our first celebration to thank all that are involved in our cause was on November 15th. We loved meeting new and familiar faces and having you all together in one room. Yahara Bay Distillery hosted the community event for volunteers, teachers, social workers, board members, staff and supporters. We enjoyed delicious food, cake and drinks from sponsors, El Dorado Grill and Craig's Cakes. Carrie Castree, and I were able to go over some highlights of the year and also again thank everyone for all of their help, book donations, volunteer hours, social media posts, kindness, hugs, high fives, meetings, and so much more. We attempted not to make it an Oscar style speech and thank every individual,

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