How We Use Funds


Reading Matters Phone-a-thon

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Your donation makes a meaningful impact on our students by providing them 24/7 access to a robust  eLibrary full of high quality eBooks.

  Why eBooks?

#1 – They are never lost, stolen or chewed by the dog – making them a good financial investment

#2 – They are always in perfect condition with no highlighting or notes from the previous reader

#3-They improve reading comprehension by providing immediate access to a dictionary or thesaurus

#4 – They are interactive, with features like videos or animations that bring the text to life

#5 – They help struggling readers with audio eBooks that help with correct pronunciation

#6 – They are selected by district librarians making them – reading & education level appropriate

#7 – They are easy to access- just login to your school’s eLibrary anytime, anywhere

If you would like to help our students add another tool to their reading toolbelt, donate today!





Because the GBEF really does believe that reading matters, we have supported literacy improvements in the district since the inception of the foundation.  Funds generated by our annual Reading Matters Phone-a-Thon are given to the school district to support reading for every student at every grade level in the school district.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors: