Emerald City's One Fund

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Created to help address a literacy crisis by inspiring early learners through play and reading, The One Fund is an annual campaign supporting Emerald City programs that bring a free play and a free book to qualifying low-income Chicago Public School students.

Every $10 raised brings 1 free book and 1 free play to 1 low-income CPS student.

The One Fund is powered by KPMG, I Heart Media, its many donors and the One Fund Committee:
Stephanie Free and Karen Cardarelli (Co-Chairs), Elizabeth Kristoff, Kate Leslie, Chris Balzarini, Zion Banks, Jessica Dunne, Leslie Fineberg, Ashley Manzella, Amy Lavery, Karen Lurie, Isabela Marchi, Elizabeth Marcus, Catherine Moss, Ari Rubenfeld, Valerie Rubenstein, Heike Spahn, Julie Tallarida, Charlene Tomazin, Molly Vanderloo, Nichol Vargas, Amy Wright