Mary Kate Fleming
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Help me raise funds to purchase childrens books for clinics across Illinois!

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

$1,500 towards $2,000

Help my team win!

You know my love of reading and my passion for Reach Out and Read!

Reach Out and Read 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. Our latest initiative is making sure that our books are diverse, so that children can see kids just like themselves in their favorite books.

I am asking you to join my team so that Cook County Health can get an even bigger boost from Reach Out and Read. If our team raises the most money, Cook County will win a $2,000 gift certificate from All About Books! If my team has the MOST DONORS, Cook County will get a $1,000 gift card. (If we don't win, don't worry, this clinic will still receive books for their families, it will just be the normal amount they are allotted each year instead of the normal amount PLUS this fantastic BONUS)

Here is a little about Cook County Health in their own words:

For more than 180 years, Cook County Health (CCH) has served as one of the largest public health systems in the nation and as the safety-net for health care in Chicago and suburban Cook County. CCH cares for more than 500,000 individuals each year, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.

Cook County Health serves patients at Stroger Hospital on the west side of Chicago, Provident Hospital on the south side, more than a dozen community health centers, and a state- and nationally-certified public health department.

Reach Out and Read has been an excellent partner with CCH to encourage literacy in our patients and to encourage reading as a vital component of child development. The books provided are an exciting takeaway for children visiting our clinics, encouraging not just a good relationship with reading but a positive connection to the doctor’s office.

Just a small donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for Reach Out & Read Illinois