Letter from the Executive Director

Dear AR Kids Read tutors, Partners, Sponsors and supporters,


I wanted to share an update regarding the positive news about funding for AR Kids Read. AR Kids Read
is the beneficiary of a $70,000 matching grant initiative, made available through the combined efforts
of Fifty for the Future, The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Arkansas Community Foundation and The
National Christian Foundation. Donations made to AR Kids Read between now and December 31, 2015,
will be matched dollar-for-dollar and used to enhance the program in order to serve additional schools
and students and their families in Pulaski County. We have made good progress to date, receiving
slightly in excess of $25,000 in donations eligible to be matched as of October 15th.


AR Kids Read has also been approved as a Heart of Arkansas United Way affiliated non-profit. This
designation means that we not only have met the high standards of service to the community, as
well as the required fiduciary and financial guidelines, but AR Kids Read is now a part of the
Heart of Arkansas United Way annual giving campaign. For employees of organizations that have
United Way campaigns, by designating AR Kids Read as the recipient of your donation, your
United Way gift is also eligible for our matching grant.


We are blessed to have so many members of the community share our mission of improving the future
of children and their families by helping children read proficiently. We are excited to have individuals
and organizations recognize the importance of reading to the future of our community by investing in
AR Kids Read. Thank you for all you do in support of our organization!


Charlie Conklin

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