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December Newsletter: A Gift Her Parents Will Never Forget

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A Gift Her Parents Will Never Forget


Held back to repeat first grade, this 7-year-old girl became a Lucy Project student. She started her journey with us at a very beginning reading level, overwhelmed by confusion for letter sounds and names. These last eight weeks are changing that. Reading coach Virginia Talieh tells us, "She has mastered 17 red words, and has read with confidence and great pride 3 decodable books. She is planning on gift wrapping the books to give to her parents as a present. When they open the box she will read to them." When asked how she felt about the work they are doing together, Virginia said, "Oh yes, I am proud - very proud of our work!"

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Our Board Is Growing



Julie Platts joined our Board of Directors this month bringing with her a wealth of nonprofit leadership experience. Specializing in fundraising, communications, and volunteer management for over 14 years, Julie has worked for organizations such as Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden in Coral Gables, The Pankey Institute on Key Biscayne, Urban Oasis Project in Miami, as well as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the East Anglian Air Ambulance in England. Julie is passionate about equity in education and a champion for The Lucy Project.

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Your Holiday Shopping Can Help Our Kids




Amazon is giving charitable organizations .5% of all purchases and all you have to do is shop through their Amazon Smile portal and pick The Lucy Project as your charity of choice. It's easy, free, and so meaningful to the work we do.


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Star Donors

Ayleen Wolfe, Bermudez Sellinger Family, Dave Lawrence, Doug Wolfe, Kane-Wagner Family, Leila Sellinger, Marinsa International, Marty Steinberger, Michelle Canero, Natalia Walchli, Pediatric Psychology Associates, Teresa Bermudez Recent Donors Adam Old, Adriana Arenas, Amicon II, Andrew Holzman, Anonymous, Anthony Spinello, Ayleen Suarez-Wolfe, PA, Beva Lowe, Carla Crossno, Charlie Wintersteen, Christopher Simmonds, Danya Pincavage, David Lawrence, David Stern, Doug Marty, Doug Trites, Doug Wolfe, Elinore Pacin, Elizabeth Bodner, Eric Sellinger, Evian White de Leon, Gelcys Azuero, Gemma Morales, Gustavo Bermudez, Heather Elgin, Heriberto Cruz, Ignacio Lorenzo, Jack Norman, Janet Chouraki, Jason Kellogg, Jennifer Hill, Joan Gaines, Joan O'Steen, Joanne Koren, Joel Lopate, JoNell Potter, Jordi Esteban, Juan A Estevez Jr, Julie Hawksworth, Julie Platts, Karla Primerano, Kathleen Murphy, Kenneth Markowitz, Linda Saumell, Marcia Rabinowitz, Maria Salazar, Maria Suarez, June Popio, Martha Schoolman, Marti Steinberger, Michael Sellinger, Michelle Lopate, Mina Hosseini, Nancy Reyes, Nanette Raska, Nila DePalo, Olga Garcia, Ora Prilleltensky, Pamela Hollingsworth, Post Family, Rosemary Hartigan, Sandra Bermudez, Sandra Ellzey, Sarah Cury, Scott Grapin, Shawn Post, Stephen Lorenez, Teresa Bermudez, Therese Gibb, Tracy Ross, Valerie Haber, Virginia Akar, William Burdette, Martha Popio, Charlie, Wintersteen, Stephen Lorenz. Thank you also to our donors who prefer to remain anonymous. In-Kind Donor Pediatric Psychology Associates Grant Funders Dollar City Foundation TechSoup Volunteers Darlene Lee, Dianne Carroll, Gemma Morales, Gianna Macon, Heather Stephens, Jane Justitz, Jody Andres, Malathi Raj, Nancy Razo, Rebecca Barra, Virginia Talieh


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