Peace Works United and Tacoma-George Sister City Committee Presents"The Read Well" Challenge & Fundraiser

Goal $8,000
Total Amount Raised $6,055
Time Remaining 6 days
YOUTH LEADER- Bea Hunt YOUTH LEADER-    Bea Hunt $0 raised for Peace Works United Donate
Tacoma George Sister City Committee Tacoma George Sister City Committee $0 raised for Tacoma Sister City Donate
Youth Leader Teiya Shimomura Youth Leader Teiya Shimomura $0 raised for Greentrike Donate
YOUTH LEADER Gabe Davis YOUTH LEADER Gabe Davis $0 raised for Peace Works United Donate
YOUTH LEADER Jalean Peek YOUTH LEADER Jalean Peek  $0 raised for Peace Works United Donate

YOUTH LEADER- Bea Hunt

Team Bae Hunt

My name is Bea Hunt I am a sophomore at Bellarmine Preparatory school and I enjoy diving, track, baking, as well as spending time with my friends and family. I am excited about supporting the Read Well challenge because all children around the world should have the opportunity to feel confident about their reading capabilities. I look forward to learning more about the community of George, South Africa and hope you will join me in raising funds for personalized books for 3rd and 4th graders from the George community.


Peace Works United and Tacoma-George Sister City Committee Presents 

The Read Well Challenge

We are inviting you to join us in raising money to support 400 3rd and 4th graders in George South Africa on improving their reading skill and comprehension. 

The collaboration is between Peace Works United & Tacoma George Sister City Committee in the US and Womb to Tomb, a Non Governmental Organization in South Africa. 

Womb to Tomb has defined the problem as 78% of South Africa's children in grades 3rd and 4th can not read for meaning.  

We are excited to be part of the solution by providing them with a Holiday gift of personalized books that feature their name and family members as main characters in the story. Each book is a small cost of 20 dollars. When we reach our goal, we will donate any excess funds to Greentrike Children's Museum and the Parkland Literacy Center at Pacific Lutheran University. When the story is about them, they will surely understand.


Thank you for your involvement.

raised $1,325.00
days left 6

Read Well Challenge & Fundraiser

READ. UPLOAD. DONATE.

#Readwell
Show us your favorite book about peace by reading it to some youngsters or uploading a picture with you holding it! 

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HOW TO JOIN THE CHALLENGE 

1. UPLOAD A VIDEO of you reading to someone of youth or upload a picture holding your favorite book about peace. 
2. Select the RED BUTTON to make your donation to the team you are supporting. 

3. SHARE your video or picture of how you #readwell on Facebook or Instagram and nominate minimum of 3 friends to join in and donate.




Recent Donations for the YOUTH LEADER- Bea Hunt team

  • Sylvia Welch donated $100.00.
  • Maeve Hunt donated $100.00.
  • Drew Bamford donated $100.00.
  • Pamela Mindell donated $25.00.
  • Pamela Mindell donated $25.00.
  • Victoria Tomlinson donated $50.00.
  • Markita Rogers donated $25.00.
  • The Clark's in Austin donated a private amount.
  • Carmetrus Parker donated $50.00.
  • Joanne Bamford donated $100.00.
  • Liz Chambers donated $25.00.
  • Tina White donated $100.00.
  • Tina White donated $100.00.
  • Holly Bamford donated $100.00.
  • Eli Hunt donated $25.00.
  • Heather Bamford donated $25.00.
  • Mary Hunt donated $100.00.
  • Holly Bamford donated $250.00.

Tacoma George Sister City Committee

Team Tacoma George Sister City Committee

Peace Works United and Tacoma-George Sister City Committee Presents 

The Read Well Challenge

We are inviting you to join us in raising money to support 400 3rd and 4th graders in George South Africa on improving their reading skill and comprehension. 

The collaboration is between Peace Works United & Tacoma George Sister City Committee in the US and Womb to Tomb, a Non Governmental Organization in South Africa. 

Womb to Tomb has defined the problem as 78% of South Africa's children in grades 3rd and 4th can not read for meaning.  

We are excited to be part of the solution by providing them with a Holiday gift of personalized books that feature their name and family members as main characters in the story. Each book is a small cost of 20 dollars. When we reach our goal, we will donate any excess funds to Greentrike Children's Museum and the Parkland Literacy Center at Pacific Lutheran University. When the story is about them, they will surely understand.

Thank you for your involvement.

raised $1,245.00
days left 6

Read Well Challenge & Fundraiser

READ. UPLOAD. DONATE.

#Readwell

Show us your favorite book about peace by reading it to some youngsters or uploading a picture with you holding it! 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

HOW TO JOIN THE CHALLENGE 

1. UPLOAD A VIDEO of you reading to someone of youth or upload a picture holding your favorite book about peace. 

2. Select the RED BUTTON to make your donation to the team you are supporting. 

3. SHARE your video or picture of how you #readwell on Facebook or Instagram and nominate minimum of 3 friends to join in and donate.

Recent Donations for the Tacoma George Sister City Committee team

  • Mamie J. Howard donated a private amount.
  • Tiffany Wade-Powell donated $40.00.
  • Bilshanda Jackson donated $25.00.
  • Barbara Lane donated $40.00.
  • Carolyn Weisz donated $100.00.
  • yava Briscoe donated $40.00.
  • Mary Lane donated $20.00.
  • Joanne Haskins donated $25.00.
  • Kimberly Backus donated a private amount.
  • Lisa Abigail Thomas donated $20.00.
  • Antoinette Walker donated $20.00.
  • Iman McFarland donated $100.00.
  • Angela Shields donated $25.00.
  • Jessica Winston donated $25.00.
  • P.J. Jones Hadley donated $25.00.
  • Vanessa Suresh donated $50.00.
  • Angela Hudson donated $80.00.
  • Cathy Jones donated $100.00.
  • Connie Kirkpatrick donated $25.00.
  • Lynda Ash donated $25.00.
  • SHIRLEY AIKIN donated $100.00.
  • Mary Lane donated $85.00.
  • Thomas Tannehill donated $40.00.
  • Paul McGrath donated $75.00.
  • Barbara Lane donated $100.00.

Youth Leader Teiya Shimomura

Team Teiya Shimomura

Teiya Shimomura loves being around children which is what brought her to become a PlayGuide at the Children's Museums of Tacoma and at JBLM. 

Teiya is currently studying psychology at the University of Washington Tacoma. College brought Teiya to Tacoma where she strives to earn a degree to find work that serves children and families. 

Teiya loves to get involved in school and enjoys bingewatching tv shows to relax. She is a self proclaimed foodie and her favorite food is sushi!


Peace Works United and Tacoma-George Sister City Committee Presents 

The Read Well Challenge

We are inviting you to join us in raising money to support 400 3rd and 4th graders in George South Africa on improving their reading skill and comprehension. 

The collaboration is between Peace Works United & Tacoma George Sister City Committee in the US and Womb to Tomb, a Non Governmental Organization in South Africa. 

Womb to Tomb has defined the problem as 78% of South Africa's children in grades 3rd and 4th can not read for meaning.  

We are excited to be part of the solution by providing them with a Holiday gift of personalized books that feature their name and family members as main characters in the story. Each book is a small cost of 20 dollars. When we reach our goal, we will donate any excess funds to Greentrike Children's Museum and the Parkland Literacy Center at Pacific Lutheran University. When the story is about them, they will surely understand.


Thank you for your involvement.

raised $760.00
days left 6

READ. UPLOAD. DONATE.

#Readwell

Show us your favorite book about peace by reading it to some youngsters or uploading a picture with you holding it! 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

HOW TO JOIN THE CHALLENGE 

1. UPLOAD A VIDEO of you reading to someone of youth or upload a picture holding your favorite book about peace. 

2. Select the RED BUTTON to make your donation to the team you are supporting. 

3. SHARE your video or picture of how you #readwell on Facebook or Instagram and nominate minimum of 3 friends to join in and donate.

Recent Donations for the Youth Leader Teiya Shimomura team

  • Marcianna Senato donated $50.00.
  • Lynda Ash donated $100.00.
  • Joyce Eskridge donated $50.00.
  • Bryan Bariquit donated $20.00.
  • Shields Matthew donated $25.00.
  • Beatrice Kiyohara donated $50.00.
  • Jackie Martinez donated $50.00.
  • Grace Kim donated $100.00.
  • Dwayne Baruso donated $50.00.
  • Anonymous donated $50.00.
  • David & Tiffany Montoya donated $50.00.
  • Addie Carlos donated $25.00.
  • Michael Baruso donated $15.00.
  • Shields Matthew donated $25.00.
  • Regina & Mark Shimomura donated $100.00.

YOUTH LEADER Gabe Davis

Team Gabe Davis

Hi, My name is Gabe Davis and I am a Junior at Gig Harbor High School. Books and reading have always been an important part of my life. Over time, I also have come to understand why literacy is important to social justice and to making the world a better place.

Literacy is foundational to equity and is a cornerstone for access to many things that support people’s well-being and overall thriving. Literacy in this day and age is something that is of great value because of all of the doors it opens up - to jobs, to political knowledge, to resources, and to life experiences. The thing about it is that if not taught at a young age - by 3rd grade in most cases- literacy can be very difficult to “pick up” later in life. That’s why it is of great importance that the third and fourth graders of George, South Africa are equipped with the needed resources in order to gain such an important set of capacities. 

When kids see reading as relevant to them, they engage it differently. A personalized book can change how they think about the role of reading in their lives. I am committed to this project because I understand the role of literacy in making the world a more equitable, peaceful, and better place and because I personally have experienced the navigational capital and benefits that come with literacy and believe that it’s my ethical obligation to help other kids to experience the same.


Peace Works United and Tacoma-George Sister City Committee Presents 

The Read Well Challenge

We are inviting you to join us in raising money to support 400 3rd and 4th graders in George South Africa on improving their reading skill and comprehension. 

The collaboration is between Peace Works United & Tacoma George Sister City Committee in the US and Womb to Tomb, a Non Governmental Organization in South Africa. 

Womb to Tomb has defined the problem as 78% of South Africa's children in grades 3rd and 4th can not read for meaning.  

We are excited to be part of the solution by providing them with a Holiday gift of personalized books that feature their name and family members as main characters in the story. Each book is a small cost of 20 dollars. When we reach our goal, we will donate any excess funds to Greentrike Children's Museum and the Parkland Literacy Center at Pacific Lutheran University. When the story is about them, they will surely understand.

Thank you for your involvement.


raised $1,150.00
days left 6

Read Well Challenge & Fundraiser

READ. UPLOAD. DONATE.

#Readwell

Show us your favorite book about peace by reading it to some youngsters or uploading a picture with you holding it! 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

HOW TO JOIN THE CHALLENGE 

1. UPLOAD A VIDEO of you reading to someone of youth or upload a picture holding your favorite book about peace. 

2. Select the RED BUTTON to make your donation to the team you are supporting. 

3. SHARE your video or picture of how you #readwell on Facebook or Instagram and nominate minimum of 3 friends to join in and donate.

YOUTH LEADER Gabe Davis Challenge Leaderboard

Vote for your favorite photo or video by donating!

Recent Donations for the YOUTH LEADER Gabe Davis team

  • Erin McGinnis donated $75.00.
  • Daniel Shipp donated $25.00.
  • Jen Rude donated $50.00.
  • Tara Simmelink donated $50.00.
  • Jean Gonsier-Gerdin donated $100.00.
  • Elizabeth Griego donated $100.00.
  • Kristina Cammarano donated $25.00.
  • Nolan Soete donated $25.00.
  • Angelica Hambrick donated $100.00.
  • Elisa Anders donated $50.00.
  • Jennifer Kennedy donated $50.00.
  • Lisa Cooper Wilkins donated $100.00.
  • Steve Jacobson donated $50.00.
  • Joanna Royce-Davis donated $100.00.
  • Joanna Royce-Davis donated $250.00.

YOUTH LEADER Jalean Peek

Team Jalean Peek

Hi! My name is Jalean Peek. I am fourteen years old and a sophomore at Lakes High School in Lakewood, Washington. When I was nine years old, I had the opportunity to visit George, South Africa and get involved with the Womb to Tomb organization. I saw them helping so many people in the community. Which is whyI know this Read Well campaign is a good thing. When you learn to read and understand the whole world opens up and lots of hope is possible. I like the idea of children seeing themselves in the story. That will make them curious to want to learn and understand everything in the book! This is a good cause. Please join the challenge to support young children in our Sister City to improve their reading skills. Thank you in advance for your donation.


Peace Works United and Tacoma-George Sister City Committee Presents

The Read Well Challenge

We are inviting you to join us in raising money to support 400 3rd and 4th graders in George South Africa on improving their reading skill and comprehension. 

The collaboration is between Peace Works United & Tacoma George Sister City Committee in the US and Womb to Tomb, a Non Governmental Organization in South Africa. 

Womb to Tomb has defined the problem as 78% of South Africa's children in grades 3rd and 4th can not read for meaning.  

We are excited to be part of the solution by providing them with a Holiday gift of personalized books that feature their name and family members as main characters in the story. Each book is a small cost of 20 dollars. When we reach our goal, we will donate any excess funds to Greentrike Children's Museum and the Parkland Literacy Center at Pacific Lutheran University. When the story is about them, they will surely understand.

Thank you for your involvement.

raised $1,575.00
days left 6

Read Well Challenge & Fundraiser

READ. UPLOAD. DONATE.

#Readwell

Show us your favorite book about peace by reading it to some youngsters or uploading a picture with you holding it! 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

HOW TO JOIN THE CHALLENGE 

1. UPLOAD A VIDEO of you reading to someone of youth or upload a picture holding your favorite book about peace. 

2. Select the RED BUTTON to make your donation to the team you are supporting. 

3. SHARE your video or picture of how you #readwell on Facebook or Instagram and nominate minimum of 3 friends to join in and donate.



Recent Donations for the YOUTH LEADER Jalean Peek team

  • Karen Veitenhans donated $25.00.
  • thomas glenn donated $25.00.
  • Bruce Kadden donated $100.00.
  • Marco Viniegra donated $25.00.
  • Katie Davis donated $100.00.
  • Melannie Cunningham donated $125.00.
  • Christie Harrison donated a private amount.
  • Lorena Diego Stepp donated $100.00.
  • Melannie Denise Cunningham donated $160.00.
  • Julie Anderson donated a private amount.
  • Robert Cunningham donated $200.00.
  • Audrey Cunningham donated $400.00.
  • Joanne Lisosky donated $50.00.
  • Kathleen Figetakis donated $25.00.
  • Anonymous donated a private amount.
  • Melannie Denise Cunningham donated $100.00.