The One Fund: One Play, One Book, One Child
Help Emerald City reach low-income Chicago early learners.
Did You Know?
In middle-income neighborhoods, on average, there are 13 books for each child.
In low-income neighborhoods, there is only one book for every 300 children.
How The One Fund Helps
Designed to address this literacy crisis by inspiring early learners through play AND reading, The One Fund supports Emerald City programs that bring a free play and a free book to qualifying low-income CPS students.
Imagine the power of a free performance like Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat for students. Then imagine giving each of those children a new book to take home. For many, that will be the first book they own. In the One Fund’s first two years, it has served 4,000 CPS students.
Every $10 donation to the One Fund delivers one play and one book to one child.
How You Can Help
Emerald City’s goal this year is to raise enough funds to serve 5,000 students in 2014. Corporate supporter KPMG will provide the books. Every $10 you donate supports one student. Please donate now.
Since its beginning in 2012, the One Fund has provided:
- 3,051 students a free book and free performance at their school
- 990 students a free book and free field trip performance to Apollo Theater
- 4,041 Total students served as of Spring 2013