This is Oakland Reads.
Oakland Read's mission statement is to get the number of third graders reading at a third grade level from 38% to 85% by 2020.
Oakland Reads will be the subject of our Blogust fundraiser.
Here at Writing About Writing we always give 10% of every penny we make to children's literacy charities (usually local to me). We've given donations in Blog's name to the local outlet of the Oakland Library, helped buy a great set of readers for a local underfunded class that will last them years, and even helped the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter last year.
This August I have another a special fundraiser.
For the month of August I will be donating FIVE TIMES the normal amount to Oakland Reads (50%) of everything we make.
But wait, there's more....
We have also had an anonymous donor promise to match any donations that W.A.W. makes [up to $1000] to Oakland Reads. That means that during August, any donations you make to Writing About Writing will instantly become full donations to Oakland Reads and 50% donations to Writing About Writing.
But wait, there's even more....
A second supersecret anonymous donor stepped up to the plate and said they would be matching Writing About Writing's donation to Oakland Reads [up to $2500] contingent on the fact that I must take it as a normal, non-Blogust donation. That means that every donation you make from now until August 31st will be a 110% donation to Oakland Reads and a 90% donation to Writing About Writing.
[Edit] But wait, OMFGZOMG there's even more....
A THIRD donor has offered to match what we make here at Writing About Writing. That means until August 31, every penny donated here will become a 210% donation to Oakland Reads and a 90% donation to the blog.
Also, my readers are absolutely fucking amazing.