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Harvard/Radcliffe Class of 1984 Book Drive for PBHA

Fundraising global stats: 42% left

Amount raised: $5,792

Amount left: $4,208


Do you remember your first book? 
Do you remember falling in love with reading and learning?

This summer, help a child experience the same excitement you felt receiving your first book 
by participating in the Class of 1984 Reunion Community Service Project!

Your tax-deductible donation* will help PBHA's Summer Urban Program (SUP) buy books** that will be used by SUP's college student staff to improve the literacy of 800 low-income youth. At the end of the summer, all books will be given to campers to share with their families and build their own home libraries.

Give a book, contribute to a child's love of learning!

SUP 
is a network of 10 quality, affordable day camps and an evening ESL program for immigrant and refugee teens. SUP is staffed by 130 college students and 90 at-risk high-schoolers, who teach and mentor Boston-area children for seven weeks every summer. SUP offers them mornings of academic enrichment, afternoons of educational field trips, and artistic, cultural, health, and violence-prevention activities, along with an overnight camping trip. No family is ever turned away because of financial need.



 
* Phillips Brooks House Association, Inc. (PBHA) is recognized as a nonprofit organization per IRS Code 432.56.215-B. PBHA’s tax identification number is 04-6046123.
** Books will be chosen from the
Boston Public School’s Summer Book List and the American Library Association’s Booklist, which includes acclaimed children's books like those written by our 1984 classmates!

  
Sarah Albee
Tommy Greenwald
Janet B. Pascal
Maiya Williams
Gail Ablow  
 
Tom Rogers  
 

 

   Recent Activity
Pauline Kim donated $144 on 6/17/2019
Sara donated $144 on 6/16/2019
Jonathan Sapers donated $48 on 6/5/2019
Alison Sulentic donated $48 on 6/5/2019
So glad to support my alumni class (HR '84) to spread the gift of reading
Rosemarie Sabatino donated $48 on 6/3/2019
Class of 1984 gift -- may the books bring much enjoyment!
Jay Hooper donated $144 on 6/3/2019
Linda Lee donated $48 on 6/3/2019
Tom K donated $288 on 6/2/2019
Julia and RG Solmssen donated $144 on 6/2/2019
Beth Carrillo Thomas donated $144 on 6/2/2019
Susan Bear donated $144 on 6/2/2019
Mark F donated $48 on 6/2/2019
Deb Taft donated $144 on 6/2/2019
In honor of my Mom, who taught so many young people to love reading.
Somi K donated $144 on 5/31/2019
Books are a gateway to infinite worlds.
Ginda Kaplan Fisher donated $144 on 5/31/2019
I love that we are giving kids books. It seems like such an appropriate gift from the class.
Rosemary Pugh donated $48 on 5/30/2019
Mary P Keating donated $144 on 5/30/2019
Rusti L Baker donated $48 on 5/27/2019
Rebecca Simmons donated $144 on 5/26/2019
I hope the kids enjoy the books and have a wonderful summer!
Raine Figueroa donated $48 on 5/26/2019
My grandma took me on my first trip to the library. I couldn’t believe I could just take any book home with me! Life changing!
George and Dominique Lightbody donated $48 on 5/24/2019
Erica Ventley donated $48 on 5/24/2019
Katharine London donated $48 on 5/23/2019
Shawn & Tom Fields-Meyer donated $48 on 5/23/2019
Debbie (Lee) and Joshua Burton donated $100 on 5/22/2019