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Racine, WI 53403
(262) 632-1606

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Julia Witherspoon and Joy Kueny
My name is Joy Kueny and I’m a retired schoolteacher. Cops ‘n Kids Reading Center is an organization close to my heart. They encourage a love of reading through hands-on, fun-filled activities which improve reading skills. How great is that? But right now, they have a desperate need to repair their building because of $15,000 worth of water damage. We can help raise this money, and now is a great time to do so. Kiwanis Club of Racine has pledged $5,000 as a matching grant to the funds raised by Cops ‘n Kids. Will you join me in helping a great cause?

Knowing the importance of reading, and with children as her main focus, Julia Witherspoon founded Cops ‘n Kids Reading Center, Inc. in 1997 in Racine, WI. There are now over 115 Cops 'N Kids Reading Centers throughout the United States as well as Australia, South Africa, Venezuela, and the Philippines.

Cops ‘n Kids Reading Center in Racine serves several hundreds of kids each year through programming, the Annual Holiday Book Giveaway, and with Julia Witherspoon going into the schools reading and speaking to classes and assemblies and other groups and organizations.

The mission statement of Cops ‘n Kids is as follows: “It is the mission of Cops 'N Kids Reading Center to enable and empower all children to strive toward the fundamental successes in life - through recognition for the importance of reading.” Now that’s a mission statement I can stand behind.

Will you join me in helping Cops ‘n Kids Reading Center repair their building by donating now?

Thanking you in advance for the children of Racine.

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Our Dream...
To put books into the hands of Racine's children has come true. Millions of books have been distributed, but Cops 'N Kids is just the beginning of a greater vision. Julia Witherspoon has traveled extensively and helped to open over 115 Cops 'N Kids programs throughout the U.S. as well as Australia, South Africa, Venezuela and the Philippines.

Working together Cops 'N Kids, as well as other community members, can reclaim the future; a future full of reading, writing, success in school, confidence, self-respect, creativity, potential and the ability to make their own dreams come true.

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Cops 'N Kids Reading Center
800 Villa Street
Racine, WI 53403

Becky St. Martin (262) 939-0107

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