Newsflash! Read all about it here! Kids have the chance to close their reading gaps in 2022 with the help from YOU!
We are so grateful to long-time READ USA supporters, Michael Ward and Jennifer Glock, for their dollar for dollar match up to $1 Million! Michael and Jennifer know that once children learn to read, they are empowered! From there, they can do anything, go anywhere! Every child deserves this chance. And every one of us benefits from a more literate society = more empathy, less crime, more quality health, less cost, more productivity, less violence, more peace and prosperity.
Your financial support will directly help READ USA capitalize on the $1 million matching opportunity we have with community leader and philanthropist Michael Ward. He has generously committed to donating $1 million to READ USA, so long as READ USA can secure $1 million in matching donation commitments over a four-year period, or $250,000 per year over four years. However, READ USA must secure these commitments by December 31, 2022.
Thanks to your donations and partnership, we were able to reach many children in need and the educators who serve them.
READ USA has distributed more than 250,000 books to students in high need Title 1 schools and community centers in the highest poverty neighborhoods of Duval County, Florida as well as provided new books for classroom libraries. Our goal is to help move the needle on grade-level reading proficiency by opening pathways for all children from under-resourced communities with book choice and ownership.