Help Support Lifelong Love of Reading!
Alayne's fundraising page A Project of Read to a Child
I love to read! I have had a love of books since before I can remember, and I have my parents and their love of reading to thank for that. I have a daughter who is almost two and loves books because they have been a part of her life since birth. We are both very lucky. Unfortunately, that's not the case for all children.
Studies have shown that nearly 85% of the juveniles who face trial in the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate, proving that there is a close relationship between illiteracy and crime.
Research has shown that reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for eventual success in reading. That's where Read to a Child's Lunchtime Reading Program comes in! We pair children who are struggling with reading with a volunteer mentor for weekly one on one read aloud sessions, these sessions can spark a love of reading that will last a lifetime.
I am proud to be a part of Read to a Child and I hope that you will join me in supporting this important organization.
No donation is too small!