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Join Us for Our Seattle fall fundraiser & celebration!

Ethiopia Reads presents again our annual Seattle fundraiser, a beautiful event that allows us to do even more for the 130,000 children we already serve in Ethiopia annually.  It is a lively celebration of the cuisine, music, art and poetry of Ethiopia, featuring silent and live auctions, a wine wall, and a raffle.  This is an opportunity to learn more about ER and support our organization!

All proceeds will support Ethiopia Reads 2017 priorities, including:

  • Supporting Book-Centered professional development to help Ethiopian teachers gain new skills
  • Developing a new mobile literacy project that provides training, mentoring and programming to existing libraries and reading rooms in the densely populated and under-resourced Merkato area of Addis Ababa.
  • Creating new children's and community libraries in Soramba, Wukro and Gondar which will provide local language books, a trained librarian and community building initiatives to expand literacy.
  • Expanding our innovative Horse-Powered Literacy program which brings the wonder of reading and storytelling to rural children, many of whom have never held a book before.

tickets, tables, donations & Sponsorship


individual ticket - $75
 

Bronze Table -  $600
Silver Table -    $750
Gold Table -     $1000


The two links above will bring you to a secondary website where you will need to register as a new guest or sign in.
Select "Find Existing User" to register for the first time or if you have forgotten your log-in password.

Questions about Tickets or reserving your Table? Contact Krister Karlsson: krister@ethiopiareads.org

donate an auction item

We are especially looking for one-of-a-kind experiences. In the past, for example, generous supporters have donated lodgings in Greece, Paris, Santa Fe, Colorado, New York City, and Bali—a chance to vacation in an interesting place AND give Ethiopian families hope and opportunities.  Others have thought creatively about what they like to do and where they like to shop and have put together packages that helped us make a fun and interesting evening.  Please click this link to donate an item to our auction.

The link above will bring you to a secondary website where you will need to register as a new guest or sign in.
Select "Find Existing User" to register for the first time or if you have forgotten your log-in password.

To offer an item or discuss an idea, contact Krister Karlsson: krister@ethiopiareads.org

Or to donate with a financial contribution, following the link below.

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Event sponsorship

When you support this event you invest in the future of Ethiopian children -­‐ a future filled with libraries, schools and literacy centers that fulfill dreams and enable even bigger ones.

'An evening with Ethiopia Reads" is an exciting opportunity to get your business name in front of key potential customers in the Seattle area. When you become a Sponsor with a tax-deductible gift, your business name will be featured prominently in front of our guests.

The link above will bring you to a secondary website where you will need to register as a new guest or sign in.
Select "Find Existing User" to register for the first time or if you have forgotten your log-in password.

If you have any questions about sponsorship contact Krister Karlsson: krister@ethiopiareads.org

Or to download the sponsorship form, following the link below.


Volunteer Spotlight

JANE KURTZ - Born in Portland, Oregon, Jane's parents decided to move to Ethiopia when she was two years old.  Spending most of her childhood abroad, Jane didn't live in the United States for more than a couple of year-long visits before she started college.

Now, as a children's writer, her many books set in Ethiopia have helped give audiences a glimpse into the land of her childhood.  Jane speaks about being an author at schools and conferences--in places like Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, France, Germany, Romania, England, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines, and Japan. Her travels have put her in touch with all kinds of kids who are changing the world and she helped found Ethiopia Reads in 1998.

Visit Jane's blog here: http://janekurtz.wordpress.com/


Ethiopia Reads’ vision is to empower and strengthen communities through the art of learning and the science of teaching. We believe that providing quality schools, books and learning initiatives that engage both the creative and logical mind will lead to a more resourceful generation of leaders in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia Reads collaborates with Ethiopian communities to build schools, plant libraries, teach teachers, boost literacy, put pencils and paintbrushes into the hands of thousands of children, and provide youth and families with the tools to improve their lives.

In the past ten years, we have planted more than 65 libraries for children, developed successful kindergarten and after-school tutoring programs, built five schools in rural areas, and provided professional development in literacy practices for hundreds of Ethiopian educators. Now we are working to make sure all of the projects grow big dreams.