Lisa Ferguson
Lisa Ferguson's Fundraiser
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Please help me raise funds to purchase children's books for clinics across Illinois & help my team win!!

Please give to Reach Out and Read Illinois today!

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

$4,575 towards $5,000

Reach Out and Read Illinois provides books and training to doctors and clinics, especially in marginalized communities. Every time a child visits their doctor from 6 months to five years, they receive a brand new book.

Studies show that it works! When clinics give out books and advice to families coming in for check ups as part of Reach Out and Read, parents are more likely to read with their children and children's language skills are up to 6 months more advanced.

As part of our fundraiser, I am partnering with a fantastic clinic, Chicago Family Health Center in the Roseland community (predominantly African-American) and on the East Side (predominantly Latino).

"ROR is important to me as a physician because I know that early exposure to reading is associated with better performance in school and beyond. .... While Chicago Family is invested in improving the health and well-being of our patients and families, we are also invested in improving the health and well-being of the community." - Dr. Natalie Santiago, Medical Director of Chicago Family.

All funds raised will provide all 125 of our participating clinics a box of brand new books. HOWEVER, if my team raises the MOST MONEY, Chicago Family Health Center will receive a $2,000 gift certificate from All About Books. If my team has the MOST DONORS, my clinic will receive a $1,000 gift card.

Just a small donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal. Join me in supporting Reach Out and Read Illinois by putting more books in the hands of children and families and help CHICAGO FAMILY win!