Tea3 Foundation Announces Funding Partnership with United Through Reading

October 12, 2020

This first collaboration will help fund United through Reading’s participation in Camp Pendleton’s Marine Corps Community Services Halloween Event. Two thousand children are expected to participate.

Rancho Santa Fe, California, October 12, 2020

The Tea 3 Foundation (www.tea3foundation.org) will host a Covid 19-compliant fundraising event on October 27, 2020 at Nick & G’s in Rancho Santa Fe to welcome United Through Reading as a strategic partner.

Funds raised by Tea 3 throughout the month of October, culminating at this event, will support United Through Reading’s participation in Camp Pendleton’s Marine Corps Community Services Halloween Event on October 30th, where United Through Reading will promote their award-winning Read-aloud Storytime program for resident Marine Corps families. Each child with a goodie-bag and program collateral to be shared with their parents. The first 200 children will receive a free book for use with the United Through Reading App.

“The Tea 3 Foundation welcomes the opportunity to become a partner in United Through Reading’s impactful programs that unite military families facing physical separation by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud,” stated Sandra den Ujil, president of the Board of Directors of the foundation. “Our military families have sacrificed so much for our nation, through multiple moves, schools, and combat tours. Having the opportunity to be video-recorded reading books for their children  to maintain a family reading routine  while deployed on duty far away from home, has far reaching  benefits to the children’s development.”

“We are excited about this opportunity to connect directly with so many Camp Pendleton families in one evening, and so appreciate the funding support from the Tea 3 Foundation for this event,” stated Dr. Sally Ann Zoll, United Through Reading Chief Executive Officer. “We hope that this will be a fruitful partnership as the missions of the two organizations converge.”

About Tea 3 Foundation

A California not-for profit corporation, driven by the principle that each person has Time, Talent and/or Treasure to give to the good of the community. Tea 3’s project-based approach ensures control and accountability of funds raised, to yield tangible results to the recipients and the community. Projects will be chosen by the Tea 3 Foundation members to benefit children, military and animals, and managed from beginning to end by volunteers to minimize overhead expenses. Funding will be generated through membership fees, community partnerships, sponsorships, private and in-kind donors, and proceeds from fundraising events. For information about how to become a member and support the Tea 3 Foundation, please go to www.tea3foundation.org.

About United Through Reading

United Through Reading keeps military families reading together, no matter the distance between them. Families stay connected through video recordings of storytime and books, sent to military families to help ease the stress of separation, maintain positive emotional connections, and cultivate a love of reading and early childhood literacy. Service members can record a story for their family at more than 200 United Through Reading recording locations worldwide, as well as on their mobile device with our free and secure reading App. Since 1989, more than 2.4 million military members and their families have benefited from the program.