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'Reading Rainbow' Receives More Support on Kickstarter

Reading Rainbow Receives Further Support From Kickstarter Projects

Photo courtesy of Josh Hallett

LeVar Burton's Reading Rainbow campaign is among the top five most successful Kickstarter crowd-funding projects of all time. The campaign also is set to receive support from the four highest-earning campaigns. 

Pebble, OUYA, Pono and Veronica Mars announced that they would each offer rewards from their projects, created specifically for the Reading Rainbow campaign. 

Each of the Kickstarter "All Stars" is contributing a limited-edition reward as an incentive to grow Reading Rainbow's backer support. 

Pledges will allow a new version of the beloved educational tool to be made available -- free of charge -- to thousands of underfunded classrooms.

"What they're doing here is unprecedented –we're proud to have such great friends join our mission, and we're incredibly honored to be in the company of these amazing campaigns in the Top 5," said Burton.  

Seth MacFarlane has also promised to match up to $1,000,000 in pledges to the project, an offer that remains as long as it takes Reading Rainbow to reach its current $5,000,000 goal. Supporters who claim any of the four new rewards still qualify for this matching.

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Article by Navindra Persaud, EducationWorld Contributor

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