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MANOJ BUDIDHA

I AM PARTICIPATING IN Generosity Brooklyn
IN SUPPORT OF Behind the Book
$1263 RAISED
$1,275 GOAL
Hi Friends,

On May 21, I am running a 5K in Brooklyn, NY to raise awareness and funding for Behind the Book (BTB), a non-profit organization aiming to build a lifelong passion for literacy among NYC public school students.

BTB aspires to fulfill its mission by coupling classroom visits from accomplished authors and illustrators with the delivery of thematic writing programs led by BTB staff. This year BTB plans to donate 4,000 books and provide 68 programs to approximately 1,800 students. Since inception in 2003, over 12,000 students have been impacted.

Last summer, I joined BTB's Young Executive Board because I believe so strongly in the importance of their mission and the successful model they have built. At the end of last year’s programs, teachers working with Behind the Book reported:

- 87% of their students showed increased reading engagement
- 85% of their students delivered higher quality written work
- 83% of their students improved their overall literacy

As a former teacher in a low income school, I am inspired by the impact BTB has on students in the classroom. I would have loved to have BTB in our school. In fact, there are currently 22 NYC schools on our wait list, who would also love to have BTB in their classrooms. That's why BTB needs your help!

Please reach out to me directly if you have any questions or want to to learn more about Behind the Book.

Thank you for your support of NYC students!
- Manoj Budidha

About Behind the Book

Behind the Book’s mission is to inspire New York City public school students to love reading by bringing accomplished authors and their books into classrooms and creating rich, innovative literacy programs.






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Anonymous - $232.87
Alex Horowitz - $103.50
Best of luck! FYI, separately, Google will match.
Arvind Admal - $103.50
Brittni Garden - $103.50
Way to go Manoj!

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Gautam Budidha - $103.50
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Manoj Budidha - $103.50
Google Inc - $103
Janos Pasztor - $64.17
Way to go buddy!
Stephen Cella - $62.50
Tom Neiman - $51.75
Good luck!
Rajeshwari Buddidha - $50
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Great cause good luck
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Best of luck!
Kartik Thum - $25.87

EVER WONDER WHERE YOUR
GENEROUS DONATIONS GO?


$50
PROVIDES BOOKS TO FOUR OF OUR STUDENTS.
$100
PURCHASES BOOKS FOR A CLASSROOM LIBRARY.
$250
SPONSORS ONE STUDENT FOR A FULL PROGRAM!