Dear Reader,

We are so close to meeting our fundraising goal and sending 2,500 books to Vermont children. Please help us get to the finish line today – we have $16K left to go and every bit helps.

Your gift in any amount will help sustain our reporting and send a book to a child through our partnership with the Children’s Literacy Foundation.

Everyone who gives will be automatically entered in a raffle with $300 in prizes from Guy’s Farm and Yard and The Local: Wine and Beer.

The first step to becoming an informed, engaged citizen is learning to read. But too many kids don’t have easy access to books. Sixty percent of low-income Vermont families have no children’s books at home.

VTDigger provides in-depth coverage about education, health care, environment, labor and child care. These reports, such as our child tax credit explainer, help parents and caretakers make informed decisions about issues that impact their lives and those of their loved ones.

It matters to us that Vermont’s children have the tools they need to become informed citizens. The Children’s Literacy Foundation, known as CLiF, has provided free and inspiring literacy programs and brand-new books to under-resourced children up to age 12 in almost 85% of communities in New Hampshire and Vermont. For many Vermont kids, the books they receive from CLiF are the first ones they own.

Donate to VTDigger in any amount, and an underserved Vermont child will receive a brand new book, plus you’ll be entered in our raffle.

VTDigger provides the timely, accurate information our community needs. Your gift helps ensure that Vermont’s children have the necessary tools to become tomorrow’s informed citizens.

Thank you for considering a donation at whatever level is right for you.


The team at VTDigger

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We produce rigorous journalism that explains complex issues, holds the government accountable to the public and engages Vermonters in the democratic process. 

VTDigger is a project of the Vermont Journalism Trust, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our Tax ID number is 27-1553931