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Cocky's Reading Express

Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
206 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on July 14, at 11:59 PM EDT
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We did it!

July 15, 2016

We did it!  Thank you for donating, sharing our cause with your friends and families and believing in our mission.  Your support will help us reach more children and their families in South Carolina over the coming year. 

We promise to use the magic of our beloved mascot, the energy of our bright college student volunteers and the power of a great book to inspire the next generation.

Thank you for making a promise to Cocky’s Reading Express! 

July 7th Update - One Week Left

July 07, 2016

Thank you to the donors who have contributed to our crowdfunding thus far.  You have already made a difference. A special thanks to The Boeing Company for their generous gift!

One Week

What can we do in a week?  Take a family vacation? Have a productive week at work? Send our kids to summer camp? At Cocky’s Reading Express, this next week is very important!  We have 7 days left to reach our goal of $25,000.  Please help us put more books in the hands of more kids in South Carolina.  One week to us might mean a lifetime of reading to each of them.

How can you help?  Please consider taking your weekly lunch budget, your weekly morning coffee costs or even the amount of your weekly grocery bill and donating it to Cocky’s Reading Express. 

Again, every gift counts.  Every dollar matters.  Thank you!


June 21st Update

June 21, 2016

We’re making great progress with the Cocky’s Reading Express crowdfunding campaign!  The $8,000+ we have raised so far will allow us to share our love of reading with more of South Carolina’s families.  Every dollar raised will help us purchase more books and travel more miles!

On Saturday, CRE spent the morning at Columbia’s award-winning Soda City Market.  Families learned about the importance of reading every day, kids received new books and everyone enjoyed meeting Cocky!  Thanks to all of the generous folks who donated at the market.

Please keep e-mailing, sharing, and retweeting with your friends to help make this project a huge success! @cockyreads appreciates you!

June 7th Update

June 07, 2016

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our donors!  We are thrilled to have raised over $5,000 in the first week of our campaign.  This first $5,000 will allow us to visit with and donate books to over 1,000 kids in SC!

Week two will bring more awareness of our mission and some exciting surprises too!  Follow us on social media @cockyreads to learn about this week’s incentives!  A special thanks to Ashley Bowman at Gameday Belles Boutique who is donating 10% of her sales during the month of June to Cocky’s Reading Express!  Visit her shop here:

Please continue to share our campaign with your friends.  Help us drive more miles and put more books in the hands of our children! 

Choose a giving level


Chicken Wing

Your gift at this level will provide one literacy kit.


Beak Flap

Your gift at this level will provide 5 children's books.


Tail Feathers

Your gift at this level will provide a new book for every child in a kindergarten class.


Spurs Up

Your gift at this level will fund bus expenses for 100 miles driven.


Cocky's Crow

Your gift at this level will provide 100 new books and 20 literacy kits for elementary school students.


Garnet and Black

Your gift at this level will provide a full day of CRE events in a Title 1 elementary school.

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