The Sumter Education Foundation has embarked on a fundraising initiative to help our public schools Integrate Reading across the Curriculum. Our goal is to raise $500,000 to purchase sets of 500 books for each classroom library and other resources to support literacy in our classrooms as required in the Read to Succeed Act that was recently signed into law.
A classroom library is the heartbeat of a teacher’s environment. It is the window into an educator’s own personality, and it communicates the importance of literacy in the classroom. A large, varied and often-refreshed collection of books in the classroom improves reading performance in all subject areas. In addition, the more time children spend reading, the better readers they become.
The Sumter Education Foundation is a chartered corporation in South Carolina and is tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Any gift to the Foundation provides a corresponding tax liability deduction from State and Federal income taxes. (Taxpayer Identification # 57-0963633) Proceeds support teachers and students in Sumter School District based on priorities established by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. This commitment includes teacher innovation and recognition, student recognition, special programs/projects, and grants for teachers.
Help us build a community of readers one book at a time. Thank you for your support!