Save the Atwater Elementary School Library

We did it! it took 5 months and fierce fundraising but we are re-opening our shuttered library
Shelli-Anne Couch
Los Angeles, California
United States
3 Team Members

Our Story

Our school library closed on Friday Sept 23, just two weeks into the new school year, due to the current educational funding crisis in California. 

School parents and local community members have rallied, aiming to raise $15,000 to re-open the library with a library aide - 3 hours per day, for one year. (If we raise an additional $30,000 the Wonder of Reading Program will match the funds and renovate our entire library.  The immediate goal, however, is to re-open the library).

All donations are tax-deductible as the Friends of Atwater Elementary booster group is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organisation, so please dig deep!

The Impact

Most of us have amazing memories of going to our school library and checking out books or doing homework.  We can't imagine not giving these students the opportunity to experience the wonderful hours that we all spent in the library as children.

Please watch our video to hear what some of the students at Atwater Elementary think about their library.

See photos and news about our school at:

If we do not meet our goals, these students will not have the experience of being able to check out their own books at school, hear stories read by their librarian, study and research during class and afterschool.  These students will not have access to a library for the entire school year.

What We Need & What You Get

If we reach $15,000 we will be able to hire a librarian for one year.

If we reach $45,000 we will have a librarian for one year and the Wonder of Reading Program will match the funds and renovate our entire library.

Please see the perks we have set up, including handmade artwork from our students, digital thank you notes, certificates and plaques, and inclusion in our newsletter along with priority media outreach.

Thank you for reading!

All contributions are tax deductible so dig deep!
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raised by 96 people in 1 month
23% funded
No time left
$30,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on October 14, 2011
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    Our Thanks

    You will have our sincere gratitude for helping us keep the library open!

    15 out of 1000 claimed
  • $25USD
    Mass Digital Thank You Note

    We will send out a mass digital Thank You Note.

    23 out of 500 claimed
  • $50USD
    Digital Thank You

    A digital thank you note will be sent to you.

    26 out of 500 claimed
  • $250USD
    Student Artwork

    A lovingly handcrafted piece of art from a student at Atwater Elementary.

    3 out of 25 claimed
  • $500USD
    Certificate of Thanks

    Receive a framed Certificate of Thanks, and a newsletter inclusion.

    3 out of 50 claimed
  • $750USD
    Wooden Plaque of Thanks

    Receive a wooden Plaque of Thanks, a newsletter inclusion, and website inclusion.

    0 out of 50 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Priority Media Outreach

    Receive a wooden Plaque of Thanks, along with website and newsletter inclusion, plus priority flag in press release/media outreach.

    0 out of 50 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    Honor Roll Library Inclusion

    Receive a Honor Roll Inclusion in the Library for perpetuity, a wooden Plaque of Thanks, newsletter and website inclusion for a full year, plus top priority mention on press release/media outreach.

    0 out of 10 claimed
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