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Help Kids in Need Love to Read

Donate today to support 6,000 one-on-one reading sessions for at-risk children

Help Kids in Need Love to Read A Project of Read to a Child

Read to a Child's 4th Annual Online Fundraising Campaign; Help Kids in Need Love to Read!

Help us raise $100,000 during National Reading Month in March to support 6,000 individualized reading sessions for at-risk elementary school children across the U.S. Currently, 80% of 4th graders from low-income families are not proficient in reading and more than 1/4 of these children won't graduate from high school!

Read to a Child, www.readtoachild.org, is a national nonprofit literacy and mentoring organization that inspires caring adults to read aloud regularly to at-risk children to create better opportunities for the child's future. Research shows that reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for eventual success in reading, a key factor for success in school, work, and life.When an adult reads aloud to a child, both parties have a joyful, rewarding experience that instills a love of reading, improves literacy skills, and enhances a child's self-confidence.

In Read to a Child's Lunchtime Reading Program, an adult is partnered one-on-one with an at-risk elementary school student for a rewarding read aloud experience during the child's lunch break. The relationship typically lasts for the entire school year and often extends for multiple years through the end of fourth grade. The simple act of reading aloud to a child once a week, over time, can have a profound impact on the child's future.

  • $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!
  • $1,000 or above will automatically add individuals, families and family foundations to the "Seuss Circle" Leadership Giving Level and can support a child for two years!
  • $2,000 can also sponsor a child from first to fourth grade, building a powerful mentoring relationship that can be transformative!
  • $5,000 can also sponsor 10 at-risk children for a year and will add you to the Champion Sponsorship Level!
  • $10,000 can sponsor 20 at-risk children for a year and will also add you to the Visionary Sponsor Level of the Campaign and Major Supporter Level for Read to a Child. Individuals, families and family foundations will also be added to the "Caldecott Circle" Leadership Giving Level!
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How can you help?

You can help by donating to Read to a Child's 4th Annual Online Fundraising Campaign: Help Kids in Need Love to Read by using the button above that represents your desired donation amount. You can help even further by creating your own fundraising page and spreading the message to your family and friends. To do this, click the "Start Your Fundraiser" button above, and also find more detailed instructions here. If you would like to spread the word without creating a page, just direct your people to this very page: goo.gl/XirwAk

You can also help by liking, sharing, and commenting on our social media content during the month of March on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn

Finally, be sure to vote in our 'Book Bracket Challenge' during March Madness – visit our Facebook page to vote daily for your favorite children's book: https://www.facebook.com/readtoachild.org/ .

With your help, we can raise $100,000 to benefit at-risk children in dire need of literacy and socio-emotional support!

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Supported by 377 Donations:

  • John  W.
    I Gave $50
    I would love to share the love of reading
  • Linda B.
    I Gave $50
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $100
  • Christina T.
    Impressive work, Mark!
  • Lynne P.
    I Gave $75
    The Pearce's
  • Sally U.
    I Gave $25
    Thank you Kristin! What an awesome project you are involved in.
  • Dave W.
    I Gave $500
    We are proud to sponsor Read to a Child in Detroit!
  • Dave W.
    I Gave $200
    We love the program! Reading to children is precious.
  • Feng C.
    I Gave $50
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $50
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    Anonymous
  • Nancy T.
    I Gave $50
    As Brian likes to say, "make way for reading every day."
  • zeenat p.
    I Gave $25
    Thanks for your work, and for inspiring others, Kaela. Lots of love to you and family.
  • James L.
    I Gave $25
    James Le
  • Stuart J.
    I Gave $50
    Great program.
  • George S.
    I Gave $100
    Great cause!
  • Danny T.
    I believe that this is a wonderful program. You are an inspiration to theses young lives who relish this type of encouragement. You make a difference!
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $10
  • Avani K.
    I Gave $25
  • Jan V.
    I Gave $250
  • Paul and Kathy F.
    I Gave $100
    Reading is a gift of life for any child.
  • Jane Marie R.
    I Gave $100
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    Anonymous
  • Kathleen C.
    I Gave $50
  • Rick  A.
    I Gave $500
    Great work Mark is Dr. Seuss your specialty
  • Jake A.
    I Gave $20
    To the finish line!!!! Because YOU DESERVE IT and so do the kids!!!
  • Carol T.
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    Anonymous
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  • Mary W.
    I Gave $100
  • Amanda P.
    I Gave $75
    From amanda, radu, and belanna