Literacy Lifeboats Initiative

Please donate to the Literacy Lifeboats Initiative to support NYC schools that have been especially hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy. Every penny donated goes directly to schools in need, and these funds will go to them immediately. In accordance with IRS regulations, your gift is fully tax-deductible, and a receipt for your donation will be forthcoming.

Giving Levels . Literacy Lifeboats Initiative
Examples of Support

  • Tools for Readers and Writers (up to $99)
    Backpacks of books, notebooks, beloved mentor texts
  • The Book Club ($100-$499)
    Sets of books for book clubs, inquiry projects and readers at particular levels
  • Classroom Library ($500-$2,999)
    Rugs, book collections and bookshelves, whiteboards and other classroom technology, easels, flip charts
  • Class Parent ($3,000-$7,499)
    Provide support for whatever is needed including libraries, technology, or an author's chair
  • Principals' Fund ($7,500-$9,999)
    Discretionary and emergency funds for school community needs
  • Adopt a School ($10,000+)
    Funds that enable schools to meet its most desperate needs

These secure forms allow you to make a contribution using a major credit card. To discuss other ways to make a donation, or if you would like to sponsor one of these schools, please contact Scott Rubin via email at or call 212-678-3722 for additional information.

Date: 06/25/2017 21:41:08

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For questions regarding this form, contact Tom Phipps at (212) 678-3077 or e-mail

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