And What A 30th Birthday Celebration It Was!

Nov 7, 2019

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 […]

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United Through Reading Launches Mobile App

May 16, 2019

Washington, D.C.  – United Through Reading launched their new app last night at the sixth annual Tribute to Military Families in Washington, DC. Celebrating 30 years of service to military families, United Through Reading (UTR) honored Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01), Mrs. Ellyn Dunford, and Mr. Cal Turner Jr., former Chairman and CEO of Dollar General, […]

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An Incredible Night at Tribute to Military Families

May 16, 2019

Last night we kicked off our 30 year anniversary at our 6th Annual Tribute to Military Families by saluting our beneficiaries, honoring our supporters, and launching our new app. Brianna Keilar of CNN served as the master of ceremonies for the evening, sharing how books connect her military family during her husband’s deployments. We honored […]

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Enrich Your Life by Volunteering

Feb 21, 2019

“If you become a helper of hearts, springs of wisdom will flow from your heart.” – Rumi Volunteering offers help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the communities in which we live. But, the benefits of giving back can be even greater for the volunteer. Volunteering and helping others can reduce stress, combat depression, […]

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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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