Funded! This project was successfully funded on March 16, 2012.

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      Creator Renee Kreczmer on February 4, 2012

      Thank you, Kim! It means a lot to me. I've had just as much fun teaching Hannah, maybe more =)

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      Creator Kimberly Zalinski on February 4, 2012

      Thank you Ms. Kreczmer for everything you have done for Hannah..she has really enjoyed having you as a teacher for the last 2 years and we are spreading the word about your book!

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      Creator Renee Kreczmer on February 2, 2012

      Thanks Martha! That's so cool of Trevor!
      Thanks Deb and Marcia!

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      Creator Martha Cruz on February 2, 2012

      Hi Renee,

      Congrats, Trevor came home from school and said he would love to have the book!

      Martha

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      Creator Renee Kreczmer on January 28, 2012

      Love you Katiekinz and nipoti. bacione!

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      Creator Katie on January 28, 2012

      Yay Nene!!!

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      Creator Renee Kreczmer on January 27, 2012

      Thanks you guys! You're the best =)
      Renee

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    The Mrs. O'Leary. No bum rap here...A shout-out in the Lake Claremont Press monthly e-newsletter. Thanks for the boost to public education.

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    The Renee Kreczmer. One copy of "Just Add Water" shipped straight to you, signed by Ms. Kreczmer herself. Your grade: A+

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    The Jane Addams. Donate three copies of "Just Add Water" to your local public library branch. We'll send a handwritten note with your gift.

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    The Captain Streeter. One ticket on the party boat for the "Just Add Water" book release party. Food, boat tour, and schmoozing included. If you attended our release party for "The Chicago River Architecture Tour," you know to prepare for a rocking time on the waterways of Streeterville.

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    The Daniel Burnham. Donate two books, get one for yourself, and get a ticket to the party boat. Now that's a Plan for Chicago.

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    The World's Columbian Exposition (1893) and A Century of Progress (1933). Two tickets on the party boat for you and someone significant in honor of two very important Chicago events.

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    Rebekah Wells Heald and Captain Heald. Donate 30 copies (a classroom set) to a school near you and receive two tickets for the party boat, where we'll toast your pioneering spirit and generosity. Don't know the Healds? One more reason the next generation needs this book.

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    Chief Black Partridge. You, rescuing early Chicago. Donate 1,000 copies to a suburban school district or to the city schools nearest you. We'll give you ten tickets for the party boat and announce your philanthropic kindness with a press release to your local paper and the news outlets where the school is located.

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    The Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable. A Chicago original. Fund the separate development of educator resources to accompany the book. And if you want to go Oprah (or insert your name/foundation here), talk to us about $110,000, which will fund one copy for each of the 53,000 3rd graders in the Chicago Public School System. If you're going Oprah, we'll throw in 100 party boat tickets; your name or foundation name will be printed in each book; and we'll mount a PR campaign to tell the whole of Chicagoland how you singlehandedly closed this particular loophole in local public education.

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