Help Kids in Need Love to Read
Azure's Fundraising Page A Project of Read to a Child
My parents first kindled my love of reading by reading aloud to me regularly. When I entered elementary school, library day quickly became one of my favorite parts of the week. There were so many adventures awaiting me there—the possibilities were endless. With second grade, came my introduction to Roald Dahl's beloved story The BFG. I will never forget sitting in Mr. Peck's class listening to the tale of the dream-hunting giant and his small friend Sophie. My lifelong passion for books and reading was born in those moments, and The BFG now counts as one of my children's favorite books too!
Unfortunately, not every child is lucky enough to be read to regularly. 80% of 4th graders from low-income families are not proficient in reading and 2/3rds of those will spend time on welfare or in jail!
Read to a Child inspires caring adults to read aloud to children and to help create better opportunities for the future. Volunteer reading mentors give their student partners the time, confidence, and tools to reverse the cycle of illiteracy. I'm teaming up with Read to a Child to raise $100,000 this March that will provide 6,000 reading sessions to children in need. Please donate on this page and help me spread the word!
Thank you so much for supporting Read to a Child. With your help, we can Help Kids in Need Love to Read!