Donate books to KIPP Philadelphia Charter School

Posted by on July 4, 2003

Hello Friends of KIPP Philadelphia Charter School!

Summer has just begun and our first day of school is just three weeks away! After months of preparation and hard work we have accomplished quite a bit in under one year’s time: we have secured our charter, signed up 90 students (plus 11 more on the wait list!) hired four dynamic and dedicated teachers and a dynamite office staff, found a home (2415 Germantown Avenue) and built an incredibly strong Board of Trustees. As we put the finishing touches on our preparation many people are once again asking how they can help – here’s one way.

We have created a wish list on, listing over 150 favorite children’s books that we’d like to aquire to start our own library. Anyone can access the list by clicking on “wish list” on the home page, then clicking “find a wish list”, and typing in kippphilly where it says “name or email:” Or you can just follow this link to go straight there:

Books that are purchased through the site go directly to the shelves of our classrooms, and the stories these books tell go directly to the hearts, minds, and imaginations of our students. I can think of no more direct impact a person can make to our school then to ensure that our students have access to a book that you may have connected with in a special way when you were growing up.

Thank you in advance for your support and generosity. If you know of anyone else who may be willing to support our school, please pass this email along. Thank you.

Marc Mannella
KIPP Philadelphia Charter School
c: 215 740 1796
f: 215 827 5942

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