Literacy is a Basic Need, a White Paper produced by Read to a Child Staff in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (5/2020) is available HERE.
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Read to a Child sends best wishes for good health to all!  As of Monday 3/16, the Lunchtime Reading Program has been suspended at all schools in all of our regions due to school closures resulting from COVID-19. We will also be postponing many of our regional events for the same reason. Until we are able to re-open our programs and hold fundraising events, our thousands of volunteers and stakeholders can best help by donating to support our mission!

83% of 4th graders from low-income families are not proficient in reading

Children who are read to at least 3x/week are almost twice as likely to score in the top 25% in reading

Students who talk about reading have higher average reading scores than students who never or hardly ever talk about reading.

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  • Acadian
  • AEG
  • Agero
  • Alston & Bird
  • ArcLight Capital Partners
  • Assurant
  • BJs
  • Bloomberg
  • Cabot Corporation
  • Capital Group
  • Eastern Bank
  • Eaton Vance
  • EMC/RSA Corporation
  • EY
  • Holland and Knight
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Lockton
  • Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
  • MassMutual
  • New York Life
  • Pitney Bowes
  • PwC
  • RMS
  • TCF Bank
  • TJX
  • Travelers
  • United Way for Southeastern Michigan
  • Wayfair
  • Winston & Strawn