We are a passionate collection of comedians, educators, librarians, and a cherry-picked talented smattering of others who want to positively impact children’s literacy. In March alone we raised $1000 for a bi-lingual classroom library in Denton.
Language of Laughter is a Texas nonprofit that uses the ticket sales of our Standup Comedy Showcases to grant area school teachers and children with age-appropriate and teacher-approved education materials and books. The heart and soul of our organization is to enable local standup comedian talents and volunteers a way to give back to their local community by overcoming challenges to child literacy like poverty, access, or language barriers.
Our latest grant was to partner with a local Denton ISD school teacher to create a bilingual library for elementary schoolchildren. To read more about this please see articles in the Dallas Record Chronicle (http://goo.gl/oboKKW) and the North Texas Daily (http://goo.gl/p4bnqx).
We’re doing this crowdfunding campaign because we’d like to continue our momentum and create more opportunities to positively impacting Denton child literacy. We have a lot of plans, but many of them hinge on becoming a registered Federal Nonprofit (price tag of $850) and covering operating costs (webhosting, shipping, printing, advertising) for at least one year.
We’re interested in providing two things that every community could use a little more of: laughter and literacy. We’re pretty sure we found a cool way to do both at once. If you are interested in helping us grow, please consider donating your time or money.
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