What Give to the Max Day means to Us

The Willmar Stingers read to the kids before the baseball game. All the kids got free books to bring home too.

The Willmar Stingers read to the kids before the baseball game. All the kids got free books to bring home too.

Give to the Max Day is the largest fundraising day in Minnesota – – and it’s TODAY, November 14, 2013.  Give to the Max Day is an important day for the BOLD Early Childhood Initiative, and we kindly ask for your donation today (just click here). We have had four generous local banks challenge us to raise $1600 to earn their match for a total of $3200.  We can do a lot of awesome things for young children in our area when we have the cash and the people to do it!

Here are some projects the BOLD ECI has done:

  • The BOLD ECI has helped to fund 12 Changing tables in the Bird Island, Olivia, Lake Lillian area to benefit local families.
  • Children should get 30 minutes or more of reading time each day.  The BOLD ECI has helped to fund local literacy programs and donate hundreds of free books. 
  • 84 Kids came to the FREE Teddy Bear Band Event last February.  If your family loved this event, please donate today so we can make more memories (see photos).
  • 91 Kids came to our Bob the Beachcomber kick off concert in 2012 in their Hawaiian shirts. Parents loved the networking, Kids loved the dance and play (see photos.
  • The BOLD ECI has given out 200 tickets to Willmar Stingers games to families of young kids for the special Books-n-Baseball event where a Willmar Stinger player read aloud to the kids. Help us make this and other fun events a reality again! 
  • 50% of Minnesota kids are not ready for Kindergarten. The BOLD ECI want to decrease this number in our area.
  • The BOLD ECI is helping to sponsor the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program through the local libraries to increase literacy and earn stickers and toys. 
  • 50% of Minnesota kids are not ready for Kindergarten.  The BOLD ECI want to decrease this number in our area.
  • The BOLD ECI has offered each city of Bird Island, Olivia, and Lake Lillian a grant of $2000 (must be matched) for new playground equipment. Lake Lillian has already added new playground equipment with this matching grant, and Olivia and Bird Island are expect to in 2014.

Please consider a donation to the BOLD ECI today.  Our goal is to raise $1600 and earn the full match from the banks for a total of $3200, but we need your help! Thank you.

Click here to give –> http://bit.ly/giveboldeci

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