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Help reverse the literacy crisis in the US!

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

Help Kids in Need Love to Read!

Imagine where you would be if you were not able to read well! For me, reading proficiently has been critical to my success. And for that, I thank my parents! I remember my parents reading aloud to us from when I was very young. This helped spark my imagination, helped me learn to read from a very young age, and ultimately led to my love of reading.

Unfortunately, millions of at-risk children across the country don't receive this gift at home and are significantly behind more affluent peers when they reach elementary school. 80% of low-income students in the U.S. are not proficient readers by 4th grade and 2/3rds of these struggling young readers will spend time on welfare or in jail! This is a huge crisis in our country and you can help.

Research has shown that reading aloud to a child is the single most important factor in developing the skills to learn to read. For those children that do not receive this gift at home, Read to a Child steps in to fill the gap. Read to a Child enlists caring volunteers from more than 100 organizations across the country to dedicate their lunch hour once a week to visit elementary schools. These volunteer reading mentors are paired with a struggling young reader and during a school year (or multiple years) read aloud to the child, boosting the child's literacy skills and self-confidence, while fostering a love of reading.

By donating any amount, you can help Read to a Child in its mission to enable more children to develop a love of reading and help reverse the alarming cycles of illiteracy, incarceration and poverty in the US!

Donate today. Your donations can help in the following ways!

  • $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 you to the "Seuss Circle" Leadership Giving Level and can support a child for two years!
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