Category "Donor Spotlight"


    Our Community of Support: A Snapshot

    In October 2020, Read Better Be Better held its first online Fall Fundraiser to support our literacy and leadership program which, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, has transitioned from our traditional after-school format to an at-home version. The response to our fundraiser was overwhelming and, thanks to our supporters, over $31,000 was raised in just […]

    December 17, 2020

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    Read Better Be Better Awarded $1,500 from Masonic Charities

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29th, 2020   PHOENIX, AZ. – A Phoenix-based 501(c)(3), Read Better Be Better (RBBB), was awarded $1,5000 from Masonic Charities for its after-school reading comprehension program. In an effort to support the 62 schools and 10 districts that Read Better Be Better partners with during the COVID-19 global pandemic, RBBB has […]

    September 29, 2020

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    The Importance of Word-of-Mouth in the Digital Age

    September 10th, 2020 In today’s digital age of #socialdistancing, word-of-mouth may seem like the least effective method of finding new donors. This, however, is not true—and we have proof! Adam Arkfeld, President and Founder of ParaCore—a digital marketing agency—has been doing business with Bob Figular, President of Mariners Learning System—an online Coast Guard approved Captain’s licensing school—for several years. Looking for a way to give back to ParaCore for their incredible […]

    September 4, 2020

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    Read Better Be Better Gifted 1,500 Summer Bundles from Arizona Central in Collaboration with USA Today, the Ford Motor Company Fund, and the Smithsonian Institute

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2020    PHOENIX, AZ. – A Phoenix-based 501(c)(3), Read Better Be Better (RBBB), was gifted 1,500 summer bundles—Arizona Central newspapers and Smithsonian Summer Road Trip At-Home K-8 activity guides—from Arizona Central in collaboration with USA Today, the Ford Motor Company Fund, and the Smithsonian Institute for inclusion in the nonprofit’s Family Literacy Kits.     To prevent reading regression during the COVID-19 global pandemic, RBBB created and distributed their Family Literacy Kits to all […]

    August 25, 2020

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    Read Better Be Better Awarded $33,000 for After-School Literacy Programming in Multiple School Districts

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2020 PHOENIX, AZ. – A Phoenix-based 501(c)(3), Read Better Be Better (RBBB), was awarded $33,000 by The Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation, The Kinder Morgan Foundation, The Literary Society of the Southwest, and The West Valley Mavericks Foundation for the nonprofit’s innovative work in after-school literacy programming for 3rd and […]

    July 8, 2020

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    Ford Motor Company Awards Phoenix-Based Nonprofit, Read Better Be Better, for Service-Learning Literacy Program

    Phoenix, AZ. – A Phoenix-based 501(c)(3), Read Better Be Better (RBBB), was awarded $7,500 by the Ford Motor Company for the nonprofit’s innovative work in after-school literacy involving youth leaders and third-grade students. The first-time grant will be used to serve students at Desert Thunder Elementary in Avondale Elementary School District. Arizona has a literacy […]

    November 15, 2019

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    Sweet Success: RBBB Wins $25k Grant in Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope Contest

    Humans go wild for ice cream. As a robot, that’s not something I can understand. What I can understand, however, is how special it is when a community comes together for a greater good. And that’s what happened recently when Read Better Be Better was nominated as a semi-finalist in the Blue Bunny Helmet of […]

    July 19, 2018

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    We’ve Got Unbelievable News! RBBB Received $41k in Unsolicited Funding

    It’s a good thing robots never run out of energy (all we need to recharge is the nearest outlet) because 2018 has been non-stop so far! In fact, I’ve been so busy the last few months that I haven’t even had time to talk about the extraordinary event that happened at the end of 2017. […]

    April 2, 2018

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    What You Need to Know on #GivingTuesday

    It is no secret that public education is in need of major support. Heroes like Save Our Schools AZ make that apparent simply by the name of their movement. It could be easy to feel defeated, or think that there is nothing else we can do. At Read Better Be Better, we believe that investing […]

    November 27, 2017

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    Take Five Minutes to See if Your Company will Match Your Donation to Our Nonprofit

    Did you know that companies such as Microsoft, Verizon, General Electric, and many others match donations (view more examples at from employees to our nonprofit? It’s true. Many companies offer matching gift programs in which they match donations from their employees to nonprofits of the employees’ choosing. That means your donation can go twice as far! […]

    November 21, 2016

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