Our kids need a powerful
Lift off to Learning.
In partnership with the Massillon Public Library, we support parents of preschoolers in two ways:
One Tiger sponsors workshops for parents and caregivers of children 0-5 to teach them how to engage these young ones to develop their young brains for a lifetime of learning and why it's so important.
"Every Child Ready to Read"
focuses on six practices that lead to skills necessary for reading and school success.
Sing, Talk, Read, Play, Write & Rhyme -These 6 Things - led daily by parents, older siblings, grandparents or caregivers; this personal involvement with a developing child yields profound results.
It costs about $12 per participant for materials, though, and this is one of the areas your generous giving can really help Massillon.
2) Imagination Library:
Dolly Parton has done a wonderful service with her nonprofit foundation. Imagination Library makes it possible for a new book to be mailed to any child age 0-5 on a monthly basis.
One Tiger raises funds to help make this program available to eligible children in Massillon for FREE.
Enrollment Form Here: https://www.massillonlibrary.org/imagination-library/
Imagine the excitement of a little one receiving a new book in the mail each month!
At an annual cost of only $12.50 per child, how many kids will you bless with such a wonderful gift this year?
One Tiger also engages our students in 1st through 8th grades by providing...
A BOOK, A BOOK, A BOOK!
1) HOME LIBRARIES!
It's important to have age appropriate books in the home to encourage reading. One Tiger coordinates the delivery of free, gently used books to children reached by our local churches, The Legacy Project, Massillon Boys & Girls Club, our schools, and to kids in our neighborhoods via
Obie Book Boxes!
This is a perfect complement to Imagination Library and we've now delivered over 3,000 books and counting...
2) One Tiger Library Cards!
We are One Tiger when it comes to promoting literacy, and we want everyone to have a Library Card so they can enjoy the benefits of our Public Library and the incredible online resources, TUMBLEBOOKS & hoopla...
The Reading Obie now graces the official card for our Massillon Public Library!
See our Home Page for more information and a link for a Library Card Application.
3) The Little Read!
As part of Massillon's annual BIG READ event in the spring, One Tiger provides books so that 8th grade English Language Arts students can participate in what is called The Little Read.
Your generosity makes it possible to fund all these ways to engage our students ages 6-13...
A BOOK, A BOOK, A BOOK
This is all a part of our emphasizing that
Ready to Read =
Ready to Succeed.
Given annually, the One Tiger Heritage Award celebrates and honors those residents who love Massillon and have made a positive difference by demonstrating their care and support for our children while also bringing people together in community...
Past Honorees are:
One Tiger also supports these other worthwhile programs to assist our kids and encourages you to do so as well:
1) The mentorship program of The Legacy Project-
They provide vetted and trained adult mentors to students in our Middle School and throughout Stark County.
2) The Massillon Alumni Association Scholarship Program-
3) A Free Online resource for Financial Literacy Training for kids 7-12... Teach children what it means to Earn, Save, Spend and Donate with a series of 18 videos, 3-5 minutes each,
4) A Free Bible App for Kids-
Engage children with 41 Bible stories through fun animations and immersive activities.
We encourage Tiger Nation to support these great programs and freely use any of the online resources to make a difference in their own backyard - it's part of our Massillon Heritage!
From grandparents, to school teachers, to WHS alumni and to friends and family, your giving has enabled One Tiger to begin several new initiatives in addition to our Ready to Read = Ready to Succeed activities, many of which are highlighted toward the end of this page.
From time to time, we think it appropriate to shine the sponsor spotlight on those folks who have demonstrated the One Tiger Spirit in their support of our work in Massillon.
We want to especially thank Mr. Harold "Chip" Painter and Harry W. Forgan, Ph.D.
Chip Painter is a successful business executive with Midwestern Industries. One of Massillon's major employers and long an innovative manufacturer in the screening and sizing industry, Midwestern has grown to service customers worldwide. Mr. Painter and his wife, Lisa, a local educator, not only provided major support for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, but also made a special gift to assure that One Tiger could help shore up our elementary school's need for appropriately sized Covid-19 face coverings for our youngest students. Thanks to the Painter's, we were able to supply 500 One Tiger logo face coverings when they were most needed.
Dr. Harry Forgan, now Professor Emeritus at the University of Miami, FL, enjoyed a long career helping young children learn to read. His work was focused on teaching reading methods to those who would become elementary or special-education teachers themselves. He authored books used in more than 100 universities as well as one recommended by the American Library Association, Help Your Child Learn to Read. Recognized by the WHS Alumni Association as one of Massillon's Distinguished Citizens in 2019, Dr. Forgan said, "I loved growing up in Massillon. All this began when I was born in Massillon City Hospital on 9/21/1942 @ 5:08pm! The love of Tiger Town and the SPIRIT of Tigers are in my HEART FOREVER!"
I know many in Tiger Nation share this same One Tiger Spirit. Please support our special cause in helping our "pre-alums"... Ready to Read = Ready to Succeed.
One Tiger, Inc. is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit established to support Massillon youth and build community. Donate on our link below or mail your tax-deductible donations to:
One Tiger, Inc.
PO Box 701
Massillon, OH 44648
Because all of One Tiger's operating costs are covered by the generous giving of the Board of Directors, 100% of all other donations go to support Massillon's youth.
No one can do it all, but each one can do more than nothing! We invite you to share your life with others and strengthen our Massillon Heritage. Will you do more than nothing?
Be One With Us... We Are One Tiger!
Join Our ONE T Team!
Donating ONE T bill per month (your choice of a $10 or a $20 bill) can help One Tiger provide SUSTAINABLE FUNDING for educational workshops, the Imagination Library and our other programs in Massillon!
When doing this recurring monthly donation be sure to provide your mailing address in our PayPal system and we'll send you fun One Tiger gear as our sincere thanks! Prefer an annual donation? GREAT! Just mail in your donation to One Tiger, Inc, PO Box 701, Massillon, OH 44648 and your thank you gift will be on its way! Thanks for your generosity...
One Tiger helps enroll and fund eligible Massillon kids for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
One Tiger promotes the use of the Massillon Public Library and access to online services to anyone in Tiger Nation.
One Tiger purchases the books necessary for our 8th grade language arts students and our 3rd grade classes to participate in The Little Read.
One Tiger supports our educators and their dedication to our students. Whether it be supplying Covid-19 face coverings or fun, new cornhole sets, we want to lend tangible support to our schools.
One Tiger provides age appropriate books for our kids to help them build a personal home library.
Look for Obie Book Boxes throughout our community...now over 5,000 free books and counting!
One Tiger promotes the importance of early childhood literacy in our city with workshops and special events throughout the year, especially during the annual Ready To Read = Ready To Succeed Week.
1961 State & National Champions- First Tiger Team to go 11-0
Our Founders, Charlie Brown #48, Bob Clendenin #64, and
Vice-President Jim Alexander #23
A special thanks to Studer Signs, 330-833-8635 and especially Jean Wenzel Morris, Class of 1971, for her creative design and input.
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