in 2016 Liberty Mutual Insurance became a major supporter of Read to a Child based upon a grant voted on by employees. Liberty Mutual employees now also volunteer as reading mentors in greater Boston schools.
The United Way for Southeastern Michigan has been a valued partner of the Metro Detroit Region. Through this partnership, over 1500 students in Detroit and Pontiac have received books to add to their home libraries as part of our shared March is Reading Month initiatives. To further support our shared mission to spread the joy of reading to students in our community, the UWSEM has funded a capacity building grant to expand the Lunchtime Reading Program in Metro Detroit.
TCF Bank (formerly Chemical Bank) has supported the Lunchtime Reading Program through their charitable giving efforts since 2016. In addition, thanks to the Chemical Cares Day initiative, 800 books were added to our inventory and students were able to enjoy read aloud sessions coupled with fun Financial Literacy themes and books to take home to share with their family.
BJ’s has been a dedicated supporter of Read to a Child since 2015. BJ’s volunteer readers form the largest group of readers at the Richer School in Marlborough each year. The BJ’s Charitable Foundation honored them with a Team Member Recognition Award, and in turn, donated additional funds to Read to a Child. BJ’s generous funding annually and enthusiastic volunteers continue to have a lasting impact on local at-risk children’s lives.
Wayfair has been a proud supporter of Read to a Child in Greater Boston for more than five years. Over 150 Wayfair employees have participated as volunteer mentors in the Lunchtime Reading Program. Wayfair is also a sponsor of our Annual Gala and Trivia Night events in Boston. The many contributions that Wayfair and its employees have made continue to have a lasting impact on the Greater Boston program!
Capital Group’s commitment to local communities is demonstrated each year as associates personally support more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations. In turn, Capital Group enhances that support with funding from grants and matching gifts. For 11 years volunteers from Capital Group in L.A. have supported Read to a Child by contributing over 3,000 one-on-one reading hours for L.A.’s most vulnerable children in the Lunchtime Reading Program at local schools. Capital Group’s financial support and investment includes board leadership to help direct the strategic growth of Read to a Child.
Holland and Knight in Miami is a long time partner and currently provides volunteers, funding, and is represented on our National and Miami Regional Board!
The Assurant Foundation provides financial assistance to non-profit organizations to help improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work. Assurant is a long time financial supporter of Read to a Child and has provided the bulk of reading volunteers at Pine Lake Elementary in Miami.
Travelers has been a key partner for over ten years with large numbers of employees collectively providing thousands of hours of one-on-one reading for at-risk children in Hartford, CT. The Travelers Foundation also provides essential funds for running programming in Connecticut.
RSA has been a supporter of Read to a Child for over 10 years. Their commitment to the children in the Billerica, MA Schools is evident each year as over 25 readers, many of whom have been in the program for many years, visit the schools weekly to read.Their dedication truly impacts the children’s lives.
A Read to a Child partner since 2013, Bloomberg provides both reading mentors and financial support to the Detroit program. Collectively, Bloomberg volunteers have read hundreds of books to students at Warren Bow Elementary in the Detroit Public Schools. We are very appreciative of their continued support and look forward to strengthen our partnership.
Eaton Vance is a longstanding and strategic supporter of Read to a Child in Greater Boston. The launch of our financial literacy program, annual increases in volunteer engagement, ongoing event sponsorship and Board participation, continue to make Eaton Vance a valued supporter. We are proud of this partnership.
We are extremely pleased to add the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, the official team charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers, as a new primary supporter in 2016! The major focus of the Dodgers Foundation is to strengthen and support cornerstone programs (including Education + Literacy) to benefit children and families in need, as well as to be a vehicle for positive change in underserved communities throughout the greater Los Angeles region.
We have been an annual recipient of an Eastern Bank Community Grant for many years. Eastern Bank is now also a sponsor of our National Gala and Annual Online Fundraiser.
Read to a Child has had a longstanding partnership with Cabot Corporation and the Cabot Foundation since 2005. Cabot funding and employee participation have been a crucial part of our ability to bring the lunchtime reading program to the most high-risk students in greater Boston.
Agero has been a committed corporate partner since 2006, providing both employee volunteers and financial support for our programming in greater Boston. Most notably, Agero consistently steps up as a Presenting Sponsor for our Annual Gala.
Throughout our eight year history with TJX, significant corporate volunteerism and foundation support have been the heart of this thriving partnership. Most recently, this partnership allowed Read to a Child to bring the lunchtime reading program to a new Boston-area community with demonstrated need.