Start a Fundraising Campaign

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.

But we can’t do it without you. Together, we can close the gap. Start your own fundraising campaign today and join the movement so that every military child has the opportunity for bedtime stories.

Getting Started is Easy!

Just pick the campaign that works for you. Don’t worry – you won’t be doing it alone. We’re here to cheer you on every step of the way! We’ve even created a handy guide filled with tips and tricks to help you launch a successful campaign. Just imagine the powerful message you and your supporters will send to all to the military families working so hard for our freedom—when you say, “We’re standing with you.”

Make a Planned Gift

Your support of United Through Reading (UTR) has made a profound impact on military families in your lifetime and you can continue your legacy with a gift in your will or estate plans that will allow military mothers, fathers, and children to sustain bonds and foster literacy for years to come.

Your charitable gift to UTR is a personal expression of your goals and values. Whatever the size or form of your gift, UTR will work with you and your financial advisers to prepare a planned giving strategy that reflects your interests and objectives.


Participate in the Combined Federal Campaign

Support Our Service Members Through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

Federal employees can donate to the nonprofit of their choice through the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) – Designate #11393. Show your support of America’s service members and military families by designating United Through Reading as a recipient of your CFC contribution. Your donations help us connect military families through the read aloud experience.



What will you do to help military families stay connected?

Your CFC Participation Makes a Difference

With your support, United Through Reading can continue to support military members and their families every day all over the world like the Isiahos.

“Thanks to this program, my daughter was able to see her dad read to her for the first time! She was mesmerized. Thank you!”

— Amy Fuqua Isiaho