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Stoughton Area
Community Foundation

Stoughton, WI 53589
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The Stoughton Area Resource Team, Inc. (START) provides a safety net for those in crisis. Recently, a 30-year old single father of two struggled to find work, to pay for daycare for his children and to secure a home; so much time was spent homeless and hopeless.

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Stoughton Area School District

320 North Street
Stoughton, WI 53589

Phone: 608-877-5721
Contact Name: Cathy Gargano
District Media Coordinator
Organization Profile
Grants Info
Summer EXCEL Book Distribution - 2023 Amount Funded: $1,000.00
The Summer EXCEL Library Media Specialist will order books to give away in May and then distribute them to students during the last week of summer school. Students will come to the library with their reading class and select the books that they would like to add to their home library. Many studies have shown that students who have a home library have increased academic success, increased vocabulary and attention spans, and, ultimately, increased job attainment.
The mission of the Summer EXCEL Book Distribution program is to provide at least two free books to each student who uses the school library during Summer EXCEL. Typically, about 210 students visit the library during Summer EXCEL. By providing these students with free, high-interest books, we are increasing the literature that students have access to in the summer. Shopping for the books that we would give away for this program would likely take about 5 hours.