A project called Dyslexia-ville, with Academy Award winning filmmaker, Peggy Stern, set a goal to raise $60,000 by June 14th. The money will be used to provide teachers, students, and parents with a great interactive website that builds self-esteem for people with dyslexia.
They reached their goal on Friday June 8th! Great job!
Peggy is dyslexic, and has created a vibrant, colorful, and engaging website for kids with dyslexia to: connect with one another, develop reading skills, and tune into a web series that we are producing just for them.
My Town Tutors wholeheartedly supports this website, because we know it will be a safe haven, and launching pad to success for millions of struggling readers. This virtual city on the web, will make kids feel that they are not alone as they tackle their dyslexia.
The organization raised $75,500 through an online fundraising campaign through a site called Kickstarter.
D-ville is trying to rally 2,500 educators and parents to donate $10 to our fundraising campaign by June 14th. Please share this link with others and consider making a small donation to make this great website a reality.
By clicking this link, you will be taken to our Kickstarter site where you can view a video about the project, and see the fun prizes that have been designed to get kids excited about Dyslexia-ville.
We first posted a guest blog about Dyslexia-ville on June 4th. We will add the daily totals to keep you updated.
There are only 8 Days left so please help make a difference in the lives of millions.
Date Backers Dollar total % of goal
June 4th 120 backers $31,150 59.1 %
June 5th 143 backers $40,770 67.9%
June 6th 176 backers $55,950 93.2%
June 7th 190 backers $60,100 100%
June 8th 195 backers $60,700 100+%
June 9th 208 backers $61,456 102%
June 10th 215 backers $64,829 108%
June 11th 221 backers $72,383 121%
June 12th 240 backers $74,859 125%
June 13th 249 backers $75,059 125%
June 14th 252 backers $75,500 126%
Congratulations on a great campaign. We cannot wait for the website to be active!
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