Best Celebrity Readers According to Military Families

Mar 25, 2020

Across the country, parents adjusting to a new normal of social distancing and homeschooling have been scrambling to find online resources to keep kids busy. Children’s authors and celebrities are stepping in to help, reading popular kids’ books out loud through YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. United Through Reading has been connecting physically separated military parents […]

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Reading Together, No Matter What:
A Message from our CEO on COVID-19

Mar 16, 2020

In these uncertain times as we all face new challenges presented by COVID-19, we are thinking of our military families who continue to serve. In particular, we have seen National Guard units across the country activated to respond, separating military families yet again in service to the nation. As always, United Through Reading stands ready […]

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Trustee Member Spotlight – Michael McBride

Feb 26, 2020

Michael McBride is Vice President, Legislative Affairs at BAE Systems, Inc., an international defense, aerospace, and security company that delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions. In this role, Mike is responsible for overseeing BAE Systems, Inc.’s relationships with […]

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Curnow Family’s Worries Lessened Thanks to UTR

Jan 31, 2020

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, […]

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2020 Reading Challenge

Jan 31, 2020

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 […]

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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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