United Through Reading on U-T TV

U-T TV: Technology Project

Thanks to U-T TV for highlighting United Through Reading last week.  Our National Program Manager, Samantha Hagan-Lingad had fun talking about our new technology pilot. … [Read more...]

Deployment Helped My Sons Find Their Voices

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Today is National Reading Day! An annual event which celebrates and encourages reading by younger children.  In celebration of this literacy event, United Through Reading is sharing a amazing story from a UTR mom about how books, deployment, and United Through Reading made a difference in her … [Read more...]

United Through Reading Awarded $50,000 from NBCUniversal 21st Century Solutions

21st Century Solutions 2014 Grant Winner

We have exciting news to share with you!  United Through Reading recently received a $50,000 award from NBCUniversal Foundation’s 21st Century Solutions challenge which awards nonprofits for innovative, high-impact initiatives.  United Through Reading was awarded the grant for work on our technology … [Read more...]

A Special Thank You

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Thank you to our partners, sponsors, alliances and supporters.  Without you, we could not serve military families or impact them in such meaningful ways.  Our strong 25-year history and our bright vision for the future are possible largely due to your support, generosity and passion for our United … [Read more...]

Introducing #UTRtues

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Give thanks on Thursday. Shop on Black Friday. Keep shopping on Cyber Monday. On Tuesday, give back. We’re joining the #GivingTuesday movement with #UTRtues and we’re excited to ask you to lend a hand—and a text. #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back.  On Tuesday, December … [Read more...]

2014 Storybook Ball Celebrates 25 Years of Serving Military Families

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United Through Reading held its 6th Annual Storybook Ball on Saturday, November 15th at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.  The annual fundraiser supports United Through Reading’s mission to connect military families facing physical separation by offering the opportunity to be video-recorded … [Read more...]

A Military Family’s Story


“When Rex is deployed there is a very large hole in the family dynamic.  He feels like by not being here and being able to do the things he usually does with the kids, he isn't as connected to them.” Veronica and Rex Boblett have four children ranging in age from four to 11.  They call their family … [Read more...]

9 Reasons to Thank Military Families for their Service


November is the Month of the Military Family.  At United Through Reading, we're lucky enough to witness these brave families up close and personal all year long.  We get to help them face the challenges of separation, and overcome them.  This month, as United Through Reading celebrates the families … [Read more...]

Vote for UTR to win $5,000!


The Cox Cares Foundation has recently awarded United Through Reading a grant for $2,500. We are so grateful for their support in helping us keep military families connected. And, it gets even better! United Through Reading has been chosen as one of 24 organizations in the Cox Cares $5k Giveaway. … [Read more...]

#UTR25th Photo Challenge

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As United Through Reading works to bridge distances and connect service members with their families at home, we have enjoyed the many times over the last 25 years that our beneficiaries invited us into their homes and shared their special moments and their cherished recordings with us. UTR … [Read more...]