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UTR Teams Up With Birdies for the Brave

                  Birdies for the Brave is a military outreach initiative proudly supported by the PGA TOUR that is dedicated to helping the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Since 2005, the … [Read more...]

Reaching More Families

Thanks to your support, United Through Reading has added 21 recording locations to our growing list this year. Those new locations are in 12 states and four different countries around the globe. Below are a few highlights; thank you again for helping us bring storytime home to the military children … [Read more...]

Thank you, Kimberly-Clark!

Thanks to the Kimberly-Clark Charitable Foundation, United Through Reading is able to send the following awesome titles to our service members in their quarterly United Through Reading book shipment to stock their UTR libraries and keep them reading! And eventually, these classic children’s books … [Read more...]

Vote for United Through Reading to win $20,000!

ESET is celebrating 30 years and giving away $30,000 to nonprofits! First prize in the Nonprofit Pitchfest could win $20,000! Vote for UTR!  ESET is celebrating 30 years of IT innovation by giving away $30,000! They will select a finalist to win $20,000 from the top 10 organizations that … [Read more...]

Helping Deployed Parents Bond with New Babies

Thanks to an introduction from Birdies for the Brave, United Through Reading has been partnering with Operation Shower since 2015 to put children books in the hands of new military moms and dads, and to ensure they are aware of the free service United Through Reading provides to keep deployed … [Read more...]

Inaugural Golf Tournament Sells Out; Raises More Than $64,000 for Military Families

United Through Reading and our friends at Support The Enlisted Project cannot thank you enough for the amount of generosity we experienced this past weekend at our inaugural joint golf tournament this past Friday, June 23rd -- which was a sold out event! We were able to raise more than $64,000 to … [Read more...]

4 Standing Ovations at 4th Tribute to Military Families

Last Wednesday evening, United Through Reading (UTR) hosted our 4th Annual Tribute to Military Families in Washington, D.C., and it was a tremendous success; our best yet! Nearly 300 guests -- including more than 25 flag and general officers and senior enlisted leaders -- gathered together to … [Read more...]

Staying Together While Oceans Apart

Deployment is hard.  And hard is an understatement. I know this.  I understood this as a 21-year-old girl out on a date with some Navy guy and telling him why I don’t date guys in the military.  Silly me, I fell head over heels in love with him. Eight years and a baby later, I learned just how … [Read more...]

Help Build Bonds During Month of the Military Child

Military children sacrifice; they support; they endure separations and relocations. These circumstances may seem insurmountable to some, yet these children continue to play a critical part in the military community. This April - Month of the Military Child - we have the opportunity to recognize them … [Read more...]

A Reason to Read Across America

Today, our children have so much on their plates with loads of homework, after school activities, sports practices, music lessons and more. Most kids are just as overscheduled as their parents! With busy schedules and electronics vying for their attention, it's hard to fit in reading time -- even … [Read more...]