Give Local Solano video message coming soon.
Two from the Foundation Board took part last week in filming a video that will be available soon promoting Give Local Solano. Our message: "We support education because literacy transforms lives." The video is being edited and will be shared with all participating organizations soon.
Mark your calendars for May 3rd, and Give Local Solano! We will!
Let's make a difference!
Here's a chance to make a difference in our community. Give Local Solano is coming May 3rd, a 24-hour, online charitable giving event organized by Solano Community Foundation. It's purpose is to foster a culture of philanthropy in Solano County, and to increase visibility of the benefits local nonprofit organizations offer to Solano County residents and communities.
The Solano County Library Foundation is participating in Give Local Solano, so your online donation will be added to others to help us achieve our aim to support Solano County Library's Literacy Programs. The need for programs such as Reach Out and Read, Solano Kids Read, Tutor.com and Adult Literacy is as great today as it was when the Foundation first envisioned stamping out illiteracy 21 years ago.
Watch for more information about this exciting opportunity to positive change in Solano County.
Buck Foundation Assists Library Foundation's Literacy Efforts
As the Frank H. and Eva B. Buck Foundation prepares to cease operations, it has made a donation of $50,000 to support the reading and literacy programs of the Solano County Library Foundation.
Offering terminal grants to organizations it has supported in the past, the Buck Foundation announced its grant to library supporters this week.
"The generous grant from the Buck Foundation will help us continue our mission of providing literacy programs and supporting the lifelong learning needs of the community from cradle to adulthood," said Beth Shedden, chair of the Board of Directors of the non-profit, all-volunteer Solano County Library Foundation.
"The Buck family's support of us means we can continue to pursue our goal to stamp out illiteracy in Solano County through funding programs provided by our county library system," Shedden explained.
The Buck Foundation, founded in 1990 to support education, will close this spring.
"Our two foundations share a commitment to education and an understanding that education should start at a very young age," Shedden added. "That makes us excellent partners. Together we can make a difference."
Funding will be used to sustain four keynote programs:
Reach Out & Read - A pediatric reading program that provides free books to children age 5 and under during well-baby visits to their family doctors.
Solano Kids Read - Books chosen by library staff are distributed to students in grades 4-8 in all local schools. Talks by the books' authors are part of this motivational reading program.
Adult Literacy - Local residents learn how to look for jobs, format a resume, succeed in interviews and research scholarships and careers. Also available are entrance examinations for many job disciplines.
Tutor.com - Live website's online help with homework. Tutors include Ph.Ds. Ivy Leaguers, teachers, doctors, professors, pilots and scores of other professionals. Genentech and the Buck Foundation are partners in this free service for any child with a library card.