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Putnam - 2018 Challenge Grant

$85 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 15 days
Created November 1, 2018
"When families scrape by, enriched learning like the Putnam becomes a pipe dream. But when they got the chance to learn at the Putnam , I saw my students’ eyes come wide… and they started to dream big. One said she couldn’t wait for college. Another expressed the desire to design something that would one day land on Mars. These young people will do amazing things, but they need a chance to peek behind the door — to dream of the bigger and better world they can make for themselves. The Putnam gives them that chance!” — 6th Grade Teacher

By the time children reach 6th grade, those growing up in poverty have participated in 6,000 fewer hours of enrichment learning activities than middle-class youngsters. How much does this matter? Lack of enrichment puts young people at a significant disadvantage as they strive to be successful in school and beyond.

Right now, you can help us close this glaring gap and double your impact. The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend (CFGRB) has selected the Putnam for one of just five challenge grants. CFGRB will award us $15,000 if we can secure $15,000 in new/increased donations — BY DECEMBER 31, 2018.

Your gift will help open low-income children’s eyes to opportunity-rich futures by enabling them attend school here for a week, participate in Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and engage in so many more Putnam offerings, thus enriching their lives and advancing our community.

Help give a child a bright future and make our community a better, more vibrant place for all.

Please give today and double your impact before time runs out!

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$85 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 15 days
Created November 1, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Putnam Museum and Science Center
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Davenport, IA
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