NEW – Matching funds available! Support: Home libraries for Hintgen students


Summary: Books from the Leveled Literacy Library are used at Hintgen Elementary to develop reading skills. The program offers low-cost “grey” copies of the books that kids read in school, allowing students to take and keep them for their home libraries and continue to improve their reading.

DONATE NOW – and your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar through a special grant provided by donors to the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Until April 21, all donations to projects will be matched up to a total of $2,000 across all projects.

Goal: $1,100   •   Deadline: April 17   •   School: Hintgen Elementary School   •   Sponsor Name: Kris Markworth


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Photo at right is of Hintgen 1st-grade student Channing Erickson.

About My Project: We have amazing students at Hintgen Elementary School. They are developing a great love of reading books! Many of our students are living in poverty, where their families are struggling to have enough funds for their homes, food, and basic needs. At the end of the month, most of our families do not have extra money to purchase books for their children to have at home.

In early literacy, readers grow the most when they are able to reread familiar texts. One of our favorite intervention materials that we use at Hintgen is the Leveled Literacy Library published by Heinemann. This program offers grey colored copies of every book that the children read with their teachers. The purpose of the grey copies are for the children to take home to these grey copies and keep them at home for rereading to increase their decoding and fluency skills. These are an amazing resource that we would like to provide for our 1st and 2nd graders. At this time our budget does not allow us to provide these for our children, and we really would like our students to have this needed resource.

Where Your Donation Goes:
We need to raise $1,100 to purchase two complete sets of “grey” copies – each set contains a 6-pack of each of the 110 titles used in the Leveled Literacy Library (for a total of 1,320 books to be shared with Hintgen families).

All donations to LPEF are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged via letter. LPEF adds a small surcharge to offset credit card processing fees and related expenses. For more details, go to our About Support-a-School page.

  • If fundraising falls short of the goal, money will be used to fulfill as much of the project as feasible.
  • If fundraising exceeds the goal, the project will be expanded or money will go to a similar purpose at the same school.

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