Bookish Charities: Part 2

I’m back with 2 more wonderful charities that help promote reading.

United Through Books

United Through Reading (UTR) was founded in 1989 by the wife of a Naval flight surgeon who deployed to Vietnam leaving his infant daughter at home. When the surgeon returned home, his little girl didn’t know him and he had to re-enter her life as a stranger. The founder was a reading specialist and knew firsthand the importance of exposing children to literature from birth. Thus, a powerful concept emerged.

UTR serves Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserves, and Special Operations Forces for all types of separation including deployment, drill weekends, and duty nights. We also serve non-custodial parents, geo-bachelors, and the wounded, ill, and injured at medical facilities.

How you can help:

You can donate directly to UTR, they also have many fundraising events throughout the year including a Golf Tournament and a Ball.   The Ball takes place in San Diego.  There are many other ways to give as well as volunteer opportunities.  You can find out more information about how to give back here.

Little Free Library

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.

How you can help:

Little Free Library has a lot of great ways to help.  You can build your own, and they even sell kits on their store.  You can also shop for books at a discounted rate.  They accept monetary donations, and you, of course, could find your nearest Little Free Library and donate some books there.

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