Here’s how you can give to Dirigo Reads and help put new books in the hands of more Maine first graders!
Our goal is to work with businesses and organizations as partners to fund Dirigo Reads.
However, since the idea and concept of Dirigo Reads has started floating around, several people have asked how they can give.
With that in mind, your opportunity to donate directly to Dirigo Reads is here. Fill out the form, click submit, and you’ll be helping to put brand new books in the hands of first graders in Maine to keep forever. If you want to send a check, this is very important…PLEASE make sure the check is made out to United Way of Eastern Maine with “Dirigo Reads” in the memo line. Because United Way of Eastern Maine is our fiscal partner, the checks can only be deposited if made out to United Way of Eastern Maine. Dirigo Reads still receives the funds, but United Way of Eastern Maine handles the depositing of the money for Dirigo Reads.
The other way you can help is by spreading the word to any businesses or organizations that you know who might be willing to partner with Dirigo Reads to help improve literacy rates in Maine while allowing kids to further experience the joy of reading!
Thank you for supporting Dirigo Reads!
The money you donate will be handled by United Way of Eastern Maine. United Way of Eastern Maine is offering assistance by managing the money for Dirigo Reads. Money donated to Dirigo Reads will not be used for any other United Way programs, and – likewise – United Way is not sending money to Dirigo Reads designated for other programs.