Help a child in need love to read!

Ruth's Fundraising Page A Project of Read to a Child

There's no more precious gift that we can give a child than to introduce them to reading. It opens up their world to new places, people, and experiences, and sparks their curiosity and imagination.

That's why I am honored to volunteer for Read to a Child, an organization that inspires caring adults to read aloud to children and help create better opportunities for the future. In its flagship lunchtime reading program, Read to a Child pairs students who are struggling with reading with an adult volunteer mentor to read aloud weekly, boosting the child's literacy skills, self-confidence, and enthusiasm for reading.

It is my goal to raise $5,000 in the month of March to help Read to a Child reach their fundraising goal of $100,000 to provide 6,000 individualized reading sessions for underserved children across the country. 80% of 4th graders from low-income families are not proficient in reading. As a part of the lunchtime reading program, these children will be given the opportunity to succeed through increased literacy and socio-emotional skills. Help us make a difference in the lives of these children, and give them a chance to succeed in both reading and in life!

  • $25 can get a series of chapter books into a child's hands
  • $50 can provide screening and training of a volunteer
  • $100 can sponsor a year-end celebration and certificates for the children in the program
  • $250 can provide a school with new books customized to children's interests and teacher requests
  • $500 can sponsor a child in Read to a Child's lunchtime reading program for a whole year!
  • and... $2,000 can sponsor a child in the program from first to fourth grade - this builds a powerful mentoring relationship that can be transformative for a child!
I have made a significant personal contribution to this cause, and I hope you will join me in this important effort. Any amount helps!

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

Supported by 8 Donations:

  • Cheryl M.
    I Gave $50
  • John F.
    I Gave $501
    Great cause! Margie, Sam and I are happy to be a little more supportive than Amy. ;)
  • Amy S.
    Ruth, I'm so inspired by your constant ability and willingness to do good in the world. Thank you for paying it forward.
  • Jason A.
    I Gave $250
    What a great idea, we're happy to support you.
  • Michael W.
    I Gave $500
    Weil Family supports Grandma
  • Marisa F.
    What a great cause!
  • Ruth B.
    I Gave $500
    Something to kick off this important campaign!