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  • By Jessica Diedrich
    Ann Arbor District Library Reimagines the Summer Reading Program with SMS AADL header

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    Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Ann Arbor District Library serves over 160,000 residents from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. In addition to offering access to borrowing books, DVDs, and educational materials, the library hosts hundreds of events per year and a summer reading program for kids.

    The summer reading program has long been a staple summer activity for children, but a few years ago, library staff found that the program wasn’t keeping kids engaged throughout the summer. Eli Neiburger, Deputy Director at the District Library explains, “Kids only had to read 10 books and then they were done reading for the summer. Some kids were completing the program in just a few days. The program was having the opposite of its …

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  • By Jessica Diedrich
    Oregon Humane Society Unleashes Donations with Twilio for Salesforce Oregon Human Society Doggie Dash

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    Oregon Humane Society (OHS) is the largest humane society in the Northwest, and adopts more animals from its Portland shelter than any other single-facility shelter on the west coast. Each year they help more than 11,000 homeless, injured, and abused animals find new loving homes. OHS never puts time limits on how long pets remain available for adoption and never euthanize pets for space reasons.

    Fundraising is crucial for OHS, comprising 44% of annual revenue. A successful fundraising year ensures their ability to deliver life-saving and life-changing care. To fuel donations, OHS hosts more than 100 events annually, including Doggie Dash, their largest annual fundraiser. Doggie Dash is a peer-to-peer fundraising event centered around a walk/run and pet festival that …

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