Creating Unforgettable Family Moments Through Accessible Arts Experience
Pictured above is Audio-Reader Listener, Travis S., with his two boys, along with other
Audio-Reader staff and friends

Many of Audio-Reader's programs and services focus on news and information that supports our listeners leading full, independent lives.

But a full life requires more than access to the most up-to-date local news or grocery store ads, it also involves experiences that bring us together as a community, and creating meaningful connections between us, and our friends and family. This is why Audio-Reader also offers access to arts and entertainment programs for those who have difficulty reading standard print, or experiencing live arts and cultural events.

In December of 2019, Audio-Reader described a live performance of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at the Lied Center. Audio-Reader listener Travis brought his family including his two young sons. He described the event as a life-changing experience. "For a brief moment in their lives my boys were just like every other kid and their dad was just like everyone else. We could all experience the excitement together."
Vote for Audio-Reader
in Best of Lawrence!

Best of Lawrence voting is now open through the end of February. Last year, with YOUR help, we placed fourth in the Best Nonprofit (Adult/Senior Services) Category. THANK YOU! This year, we hope to get into the Top 3. Voting is very simple. You can find Audio-Reader under "Community" and then "Nonprofit (Adult/Senior Services)". Select Audio Reader, enter your email address and you can be done after that. Or you can take time to vote for all of your other Lawrence favorites!

Monday at the Moose Continues

Want an easy and delicious way to support Audio-Reader all through 2020? Our "Monday at the Moose" give back night series continues! When you dine at Blue Moose in Lawrence from 5-10pm on the first Monday of every month, 15% of your sale will go directly to Audio-Reader!

Take your family to dinner, enjoy a night out with friends, schedule your work happy ALL benefits Audio-Reader.

Join Audio-Reader for One Day. One KU.

One day can make a big difference. Join Audio-Reader on Thursday, February 20 for the annual 24-hour giving campaign, One Day. One KU. This year, Audio-Reader has over $10,000 lined up in matching gifts/challenge commitments!! When you give on this day, your gift will have twice the impact! Be sure to follow us along on social media that day as we keep you updated on our challenges and share touching stories of lives changed because of your commitment to Audio-Reader.
Make a Difference for Audio-Reader and Help Yourself at the Same Time

If you are at least 70 1/2 years old with IRA funds you no longer need, you can make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your IRA. Your QCD can go directly to charity, supporting a cause you love. If you are 72 years old or older, your QCD can count towards your required minimum distribution (RMD)! When you take funds from your IRA, they count as taxable income. But if you transfer them to charity, you reduce your taxable income while satisfying your RMD. When you transfer IRA funds to Audio-Reader you give listeners in need the opportunity to stay connected with their community. Want more information on this unique way to give?
Thank You Kansas Lions Sight Foundation!

In January, Audio-Reader attended the Kansas Lions Mid-Winter Rally where various Kansas Lions Chapters meet to discuss current issues and plan for the year ahead. We presented to the Kansas Lions Sight Foundation who unanimously voted to renew their support for our partnership, which is now 30 years strong! The KLSF provides funding for our satellite transmission fee, part of our Braille and Large Print Program Guides, and various subscriptions. Thank you, KLSF, for your support and belief in our mission!

Pictured are KLSF Board President Gene Vogel and A-R Assistant Development Director Meredith Johanning