Thirty years ago, United Through Reading was born from the simple idea of connecting service members to their children through the read aloud experience.
On July 5th, 2019, we began a yearlong campaign in celebration of our milestone birthday - #UTR30. We are looking back at the special moments in our history and renewing our commitment to support military families as long as they are serving.
Join the fun by donating $30 – or a multiple of $30 like $300 or $3,000 - or by pledging your next birthday.
From our humble beginnings supporting Sailors and Marines at the 32nd Street Naval Base in San Diego to supporting every military branch around the world through an innovative multimodal delivery program, including a new cloud-based United Through Reading App, UTR is having a lasting impact on service members and their loved ones.
Whether you’re 8 or 85, you can make this your best birthday yet! Pledge your birthday and fundraise to help military service members stay connected to their loved ones through the read aloud experience even when miles and timezones separate them.