Every year, more than 100,000 military parents deploy leaving nearly 250,000 children at home. A conservative separation is about 6-months — that means these military children have 180 nights without their parent home for a bedtime story. That’s 40 million bedtime stories missed each year by military children. United Through Reading connects military families through the read-aloud experience, and we are working to close the gap so that every military child has the opportunity for bedtime stories.
For deployed military families, the mission of United Through Reading is crucial. The ability to maintain a sense of family unity while they are separated is paramount to their succeeding and thriving. UTR builds resiliency and strength in military families.
Sally Ann Zoll, ED.D. | CEO United Through Reading
Curnow Family’s Worries Lessened Thanks to UTR
Merah and Chad Curnow went to high school together in Butte, Montana, but it was not until their ten-year high school reunion that Merah started falling for the Navy Sailor who was stationed in Richmond, VA at the time. Even with the long-distance, they made it work, and six months later Merah moved to Richmond, […]
In 2020 we are resolving to read aloud every day. Why? Because reading aloud to children is the single most important thing you can do for your child’s reading and learning skills. And United Through Reading recordings allow military service members to read aloud to the children in their lives every day, no matter where […]
In the end – it is all about family, and we were so pleased to have had our family of friends and supporters celebrate 30 years of service to military families at the 11th Annual Storybook Ball. It was an incredible and moving evening filled with families sharing stories and photos, making memories, and celebrating […]
United Through Reading and Support the Enlisted Project Raise $63,000 at 3rd Annual Golf Tournament
SAN DIEGO — United Through Reading and Support The Enlisted Project hosted their third annual joint golf tournament, ‘Swing for our Heroes’, on Friday, June 28th at Admiral Baker Golf Course. Together they were able to raise more than $63,000 to support military families facing financial challenges (STEP) and staying connected with storytime during times […]