Summer 2019
Thank you for making the 2018-2019 school year a success!

Happy summer from Read to a Child! Thank you so much to all our supporters for making the 2018-2019 school year our best year yet! With your help we helped 1,470 students in 33 schools across the country love reading. Look at the infographic below to see the amazing results from this school year.

To all our volunteers we hope to see you back next school year! If you aren't already volunteering and would like to start you can learn more here.

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Summer Reading Challenge

 Although we hate saying goodbye to our Lunchtime Reading students at the end of the school year; we love seeing their smiling faces at our Year End Celebrations! Each student goes home with a book to enjoy chosen by their mentors and a certificate rewarding them for completing the Lunchtime Reading Program. We can't wait to see all our smiling students and volunteers back next school year for more reading!

We think reading to kids in the summer is important too! If you have a child in your life, make sure you make time to pick up a book and read to them this  summer. If you want to make it more interesting, see try to complete our Genre Challenge . See our Summer Genre Challenge book list here to give you some book ideas!
Fantastic Event Held at The GRAMMY Museum in Support of Read to a Child
J.A. Adande presented Erik Aldridge with our Hero for Literacy award.
Thank you so much to everyone who helped us raise over $80,000 at our LA for Literacy event on July 11, 2019 at The  GRAMMY Museum at LA Live!
We were honored to present Erikk Aldridge of  AEG with our Hero for Literacy award. We recognized Erikk for his years of corporate philanthropy, community leadership and volunteerism. The award was presented by former L.A. Times writer, ESPN talent, and current Northwestern University Director of Sports Journalism, J.A. Adande.
Thank you to our event sponsors:  AEGErnst & YoungCapital Group CompaniesKirkland & Ellis LLPAlston & Bird LLPKLDiscovery, Veritext Legal Solutions,  Lockton, and Seyfarth Shaw.

Great Event Held at The Mark Twain House & Museum for Read to a Child
Carolina Cruz and Ann Quin with CEO, Paul Lamoureux
Thank you to everyone who came and supported Greater Hartford Read to a Child's Annual Gala "The Magic of Reading" at The Mark Twain House & Museum! This year we were excited to celebrate 20 years of our Lunchtime Reading Program in Greater Hartford! We raised over $24,000 for Greater Hartford's Read to a Child!
We were honored to present Ann Quinn with a Certificate of Appreciation for volunteering with the Greater Hartford Read to a Child Lunchtime Reading Program for 20 ye ars!  A special thank you to our special celebrity guest host, Carolina Cruz, news reporter on WFSB - Channel 3 Eyewitness News.

Save the Date

October 8, 2019 - National Read to a Child Day

We have big plans in the works for October 8th that you won't want to miss so keep the day open! More information will be coming soon.

November 7, 2019 - National Gala

Mark your calendars our 17th Annual National Gala: The Magic of Reading ~ A Night of Pure Imagination is scheduled for Thursday November 7, 2019 at Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown Hotel. This year will be celebrating in Willy Wonka style so make sure you come and see if you can win a golden ticket! Please put it in your calendars now and stay tuned to find out when tickets will be available.

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