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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The Colt Family’s Priceless Gift

Dec 19, 2017

As the end of 2017 draws to a close, we want to take this time to thank everyone who has contributed to United Through Reading. Your support, big or small, helps United Through Reading provide priceless gifts to military families around the world. One of those families is the Colts. Lauren Colt, now a brilliant […]

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This Veteran’s Day a San Diego-Based National Nonprofit Celebrates More than 2 Million Military Men, Women, and Children Connected Through Traveling Bedtime Stories

Nov 6, 2017

San Diego (November 6, 2017) – This Veteran’s Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, San Diego-based, national nonprofit, United Through Reading will celebrate 28 years of delivering bedtime stories to military families and more than 2 million beneficiaries served at the 9th annual Storybook Ball in Coronado, California. The black tie gala will host supporters from across […]

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United Through Reading Selected as Finalist in ESET’s Nonprofit Pitch Fest

Oct 12, 2017

(San Diego, CA) – October 12, 2017 – United Through Reading (UTR) was named a Finalist in ESET’s Nonprofit Pitch Fest and will receive a $2,000 cash prize. UTR applied for funds from ESET in order support quarterly reading campaigns which include distribution of a variety of age-appropriate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) books. […]

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Maisy helps UTR make bedtime routines fun for our military kids!

Sep 26, 2017

United Through Reading (UTR) and our friends at Candlewick Press are excited to celebrate 25 years with the children’s character – Maisy Mouse! For 25 years, Maisy has been a companion to children of all ages, bringing joy and teaching lessons in each story. In one of our favorite stories, Maisy Goes to Bed, Maisy […]

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