Ice Cream Fundraiser!

On Friday, September 1st, Paradice Cream will be hosting the first Vicki Soto Ice Cream Fundraiser. Located at 3600 Main Street in Stratford, it is sure to be a fun day for the entire family! A portion of the proceeds will go to the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc. Saxophone player, Logan Seaburg will be playing and there will be ice cream specials all day! Hope to see you there!

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CALLING ALL 2017 VS5K SPONSORS!

CALLING ALL SPONSORS!! We are looking for some great companies to help sponsor the Vicki Soto 5K this year. It’s a fun day for the entire community! If your company is interested, sponsorship details and forms are available by clicking here.

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Teachers Book Drive, Sunday Thank You

Over 200 teachers came down to our headquarters this weekend to get free books! Thank you so much to all of our TVS volunteers who help make this weekend possible. We couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you to all the teachers who came down as well to collect books for their classroom libraries. We are so proud of all of our great educators and hope these books are a wonderful new addition to your school year. Also, a big thank you to Scholastic and their “Open A World of Possible” initiative for donating these incredible books! Vicki’s legacy lives on. #teamvickisoto #sharepossible

CT Post – “Vicki Soto Memorial Fund hosts book drive for teachers”

News 12 Connecticut – “Memorial event helps fill libraries with books”

News 12 Connecticut – “Vicki Soto Foundation, Scholastic fill school libraries”

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Teachers Book Drive, Saturday Thank You

Our back to school teachers book drive was a huge success today! We were able to impact over 150 classrooms! Thank you to everyone who came down to our headquarters. We had teachers from all over Connecticut and even a few from New York too. Each teacher left with a full bag of free books and a new excitement for literacy.

Today was filled with so many emotions, but we know that this is an event that Vicki would have been first in line for.

Unfortunately, today we gave away most of our books in our children’s library, grades K-5, but we do have middle and high school level books for teachers who are able to come by tomorrow!

We want to extend a huge thank you to Scholastic and their “Open A World of Possible” initiative for donating these books. The looks on teachers faces makes all of the hard work worth it. #teamvickisoto #sharepossible

REMINDER: Teachers Book Drive This Weekend!

CALLING ALL TEACHERS! Don’t forget to come get your free books for your classroom this weekend! Please bring your teacher ID. See you on Saturday and Sunday!

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Teachers Book Drive, August 5th & 6th!

Our volunteers spent the day sorting books for our Teachers Book Drive on August 5th and August 6th at Vicki Soto Headquarters (our office), located at: 3333 Main Street, Suite 203 in Stratford, CT 06614. We are opening our doors to any and all teachers from 11:00am – 5:00pm both days. All books are sorted and range from kindergarten level to middle school and high school levels. Teachers attending the book drive, please remember to bring your teacher ID’s to receive the books for free! Please join us to stock your classroom library with books, books, and more books! We look forward to seeing you there!

Team Vicki Abroad!

We love seeing people take Team Vicki on vacation! From Germany to Peru to Paris and beyond, Vicki’s legacy has extended far past anything we could have ever imagined. <3

Back 2 School, SHCC Donation!

We are going Back to School, Team Vicki style!! We have backpacks, crayons, markers, pencil cases, erasers, glue sticks, book covers and so much more! We will be at Sterling House Community Center for their back to school drive on August 19th to give all of this away! #‎teamvickisoto ‪#‎givingback ‪#‎backtoschool

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Book Drive! Calling All Teachers!

Before the new school year begins, The Vicki Soto Memorial Fund Inc. would like to help fill your classroom libraries! The Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy Program has partnered with the Scholastic Company “Open a World of Possible” Fund. They have generously donated over 100 boxes of books to support our literacy efforts.

The “Open a World of Possible” initiative was established to help children learn to read and love to read, which aligns with our program. Over 5,000 books from your alphabet to NY best sellers, supporting grades PreK-12 are represented. Vicki was a true believer in the mission of the Scholastic Company. Ironically, she was at their store the night before 12.14.12 purchasing books for her classroom library.

A great source of sadness was the loss of her classroom library. A great source of sadness was the loss of all of her precious books. Throughout our book drives and our literacy program, Miss Soto’s classroom libraries live on and continue to grow.

Please join us August 5th and 6th at our office located at  3333 Main Street, Suite 203 in Stratford Connecticut 06614 from 11:00am-5:00pm to stock your classroom library with books, books, and more books! Teachers, please remember to bring your teacher ID’s to receive the books for free! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Miss Soto Literacy Legacy, Flamingo Fun with Author & Illustrator of “Sylvie”, Ms. Jennifer Sattler

Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday at the Stratford Public Library for the “Sylvie” read aloud by the author/illustrator, Ms. Jennifer Sattler! The meet and greet, book signing and kids fun time was such a great success and we loved seeing all the kid’s excited about the book! Over 3,000 “Sylvie” copies were distributed to every family in Stratford with a student in K-6th grade public schools. Have fun reading this book this summer and thank you for helping us to keep Vicki’s legacy alive!

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3000 Sylvie books were distributed to every family in Stratford with a student in K-6th grade public school. Vicki’s legacy lives on