Thank you to our steadfast sponsors who enable us to maximize our reach in keeping families connected through military separations.
United Through Reading is proud to partner with BAE Systems since 2009 with major sponsorship of our annual Storybook Ball, Tribute to Military Families, and the Mobile Story Station, as well as program support.
A PGA TOUR Charities, Inc. program, Birdies for the Brave is a military outreach initiative created by Phil Mickelson dedicated to supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. UTR became a homefront charity in 2008 thanks to PGA TOUR player Rory Sabbatini.
The Reader’s Digest Foundation is dedicated to improving children’s literacy and educational success. They serve as the Keystone Sponsor of our READiness365 campaign to to bolster military family readiness through daily reading, no matter the distance.
For 20 years, UTR and USAA have partnered to provide vital family connections during deployment through the power of shared storytime. In 2020, USAA Bank became our COVID-19 Response Partner, helping UTR keep military children and their service members connected no matter the distance during this challenging time.
Since 2013, The Carter’s Charitable Foundation has donated to United Through Reading to bring storytime to military families. Their philanthropic mission creates lasting partnerships with child-focused organizations to “make children’s lives easier, so they can be free to do what they do best – be kids.”
Since 2016, Veterans United Foundation’s support of United Through Reading has allowed us to expand our program reach by establishing new recording sites in military communities. They also serve on the 40 Million Stories Campaign Cabinet to support program expansion.
As United Through Reading’s “Books for Ownership” Sponsor, Dollar General Literacy Foundation (DGLF) partners with us to provide books, the cornerstone of our program, to accompany the video-recorded stories. They are supporting the literacy development of thousands of military children.
Major League Baseball Players Trust, a Charitable Foundation, partnered with UTR in 2018, to support the literacy development of military children and the well-being of military families very personally through their association with UTR recording sites.