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Yuma High Library’s DonorsChoose project fully funded

YHS students reading comics The Yuma High School Library's DonorsChoose project "Crims Crave Comics," worth $742, was fully funded in less than an hour.

In large part, the funding goal was reached so quickly thanks to an anonymous donor who was doubling donations made on Oct. 22 across DonorsChoose. Thanks to the doubling of generous donations made by friends, family, and community members, the Yuma High library can purchase comics that its students have been craving. 

"This is only the second DonorsChoose project I have ever done,” YHS Librarian Cait Zaksheske said.” I have continued to be blown away by the generosity that our community shows, even in these tough times. I'm so excited to get these comics in the hands of our Crim readers." 

Comics often help reluctant readers develop a love of reading they never knew they had, according to Zaksheske. 

According to their website, DonorsChoose was founded in 2000 by a high school teacher in the Bronx, New York. Their mission is to empower public school teachers from across the country to request much-needed materials for their students with a goal of connecting “the public to public school.”

Logan Dwyer