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Big Steps for Small Readers is the annual auction for STRIDES Tutoring, beginning on Black Friday. This is your chance to help children succeed in school. Instructions for Black Friday bidding:
  1. Stay in your PJs
  2. Miss the crowds (optional)
  3. Bring your coffee mug to Auction32.
  4. Look for additional items being added to the auction through December 2.
STRIDES Tutoring is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and winning bids are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS. Goods and services are offered as-is. If you win an item and pay *more* than the fair market value, the difference will be considered a charitable donation and we will give you a receipt you can use for your tax purposes.

Thank you for your support!

Questions? Email Gail Everett at or Frances McKeague at .
STRIDES Tutoring is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the academic needs of student ages 7-20 who are struggling in school. We work with 200+ children and youth annually at 7 locations. All of our work is one-on-one—We Solve Learning Problems.

It doesn’t take much to help a child learn the basic skills they need:

  • Your gift of $35 per month can move one child up one grade level.
  • A one-time gift of $420 covers one child for 12 hours of instruction.

Will you give the gift of learning by contributing to our Supplemental Scholarship Fund?

Your donations are tax deductible.

By donating, you help children in poverty receive the education they need to break the cycle of poverty and achieve success.