Our libraries are designed to be welcoming, safe, inclusive environments where students can relax, enjoy reading together, and check out books to read at home. From new books to area rugs to lighting, all our libraries need a little extra sprucing up as many of them will reopen to students in the fall for the first time since the pandemic started. This fund will go to support all the necessities that make our libraries comfortable spaces to experience the joy of reading. Thank you for partnering with us!
WePAC relies greatly on the generosity of individuals and organizations who believe in our work with the children of Philadelphia. We currently focus our efforts primarily on students in kindergarten through grade 3, addressing those critical years when children learn to read, so that when they must read to learn, they will be prepared. We are doing as much as we can. But with more support…
we could expand library hours so that classes can visit more frequently
we could expand library access to include older students (4th – 8th grades) for book checkout
we could enrich each school’s book collection to include more characters of color to appeal to our student population, more non-fiction to expose children to new careers and ideas, and better reference materials to help them develop and sharpen their research skills
Finally, with dozens of schools on our waiting list, we know that there will continue to be too many schools without libraries. The need is great and urgent. Please lend your financial support today.
The official registration and financial information of the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1(800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
WePAC is a 501(c)(3) corporation, and will promptly acknowledge your gift. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.