United Through Reading Receives $15K from Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Dec 13, 2018

Grant from craigslist founder to help create two new sites to connect military families through video-recorded storytime during periods of separation United Through Reading (UTR) is proud to announce a $15,000 grant from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the organization of craigslist founder Craig Newmark. The grant will support the creation of two new video-recording sites that […]

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Candlewick Press’ Ongoing Support Allows Service Members to Bond with New Babies, Even Halfway Around the World

Dec 12, 2018

For military moms-to-be whose spouses are deployed, the joy and excitement of pregnancy can be bittersweet. To help ease the stress of deployment and bring joy to these courageous women, United Through Reading has partnered with Operation Shower since 2015 to give children books to new military moms and dads, and to ensure they are […]

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Dollar General Literacy Foundation Named As United Through Reading’s “Books for Ownership” Sponsor

Nov 12, 2018

SAN DIEGO, CA November 12, 2018 – Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced today that they awarded $150,000 to United Through Reading to help advance literacy opportunities for military families. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s generous donation will enable United Through Reading to purchase and distribute approximately 15,500 books to military units and commands around the […]

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Military Non-Profit United Through Reading Unveils Mobile Story Station and honors the Berenstain Family and Alex G. Kelley at 10th Annual Storybook Ball

Nov 11, 2018

SAN DIEGO, CA — November 10, 2018 — United Through Reading hosted the 10th Annual Storybook Ball on November 10 in San Diego, CA. The annual Storybook Ball brings together corporate executives, senior military leaders, long-time supporters, and military families in celebration of the meaningful connections UTR fosters for military families facing physical separation. Keynote […]

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2018 Tribute to Military Families: We listened, honored and celebrated

Jul 12, 2018

Twenty-nine years, over 2 million military family members served and United Through Reading still has work to do. As long as our Nation’s military is deployed and separated from their families, we will do what we can to help them stay connected. Ongoing, consistent support from sponsors like BAE Systems and an expanding network of […]

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Oshkosh Defense Pays It Forward

May 16, 2018

United Through Reading (UTR) is proud to partner with Oshkosh Defense so that service members using their tactical vehicles can also stay connected to their families through the read-aloud experience when they are away. UTR’s mission success impacts Oshkosh Defense employees and aligns with their commitment to our country’s military. Oshkosh Defense has hundreds of […]

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The Read Aloud Experience: Impacting the Whole Family

May 13, 2018

United Through Reading has been serving military families for more than 28 years; every year we meet extraordinary families and hear heartwarming stories of the impact UTR has on their ability to survive …thrive…during separations. The read aloud experience that is captured on a UTR recording touches everyone in the family—the service member, the caregiver […]

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“United Through Reading harnesses the power of the simplest family activity—reading—to connect families during some of their most vulnerable times.”

Apr 24, 2018

United Through Reading was honored to be selected as Bittersweet Monthy’s April feature.  The timing was perfect with April being the Month of the Military Child.  Amanda Lahr, Jessica Mancari and Hailey Sadler brought a fresh, new perspective to our story.  The photography coupled with thoughtful, heartfelt writing makes this a compelling article.

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Read Across America with United Through Reading

Feb 27, 2018

Would you read to your children in a house with a mouse or in a box with a fox? What about reading here, there, or anywhere? March 2nd, Dr. Seuss’ birthday, is a great day to be on your way! Join United Through Reading with your favorite Dr. Seuss book or costume as we kick […]

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“The BEST day of my LIFE”: The USS Midway, incredible United Through Reading volunteers and 8 children from the Monarch School

Feb 12, 2018

Last November, the USS Midway donated a VIP USS Midway experience to the United Through Reading Storybook Ball auction. This package included a guided tour, lunch at the Fantail Café and time in the flight simulator. Wendy and Steve Liberko, committed United Through Reading volunteers and supporters since 2016, purchased the USS Midway package at […]

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