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Raffle Quilt

Silent Auction and Quilt Raffle

In addition to a raffle for the special LCC 2016 quilt, created by Pam Dehnke and Vallery Feldman and signed by all Guests of Honor, LCC Phoenix will hold a silent auction of items donated by any reader, writer, bookseller, librarian, or blogger who cares to donate—all are welcome! All proceeds from the raffle and auction will go to KidsRead.

With questions or to donate an item to the auction, contact our silent auction coordinator, Mary Thielen, at auction@lcc2016.com.


Kids Read logo

LCC 2016 Charity: KidsRead

Each Left Coast Crime Convention raises money to support a local literacy organization with funds raised through a silent and live auction, and the annual quilt raffle. Left Coast Crime 2016: The Great Cactus Caper supports KidsRead USA, a Phoenix-based organization whose mission is to promote early childhood literacy and inspire the joy of lifelong learning to impoverished children and their families by mentoring, advocacy, and giving children books of their own.

Since its inception in 1996, KidsRead has given away more than 40,000 books to third grade kids in Phoenix, Arizona. The program primarily serves the Balsz and Osborn school districts, which are in a low-income area. For some kids, the books provided by KidsRead are the first they will ever own. KidsRead founder Eileen Bailey says her goal is simple, "I want them to fall in love with reading."

About KidsRead:

KidsRead USA is an Arizona non-profit corporation that holds a 501(c) (3) status with the IRS. A team of 42 experienced professionals serve on its Board and Leadership Council. Together with KidsRead founder Eileen Bailey, these respected community leaders are dedicating their skills and talent to take KidsRead USA to the next level in accordance with the Corporation's mission statement:

The Mission of KidsRead USA is to promote early childhood literacy and inspire the joy of lifelong learning to impoverished children and their families by mentoring, advocacy, and giving children books of their own.