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...]

United Through Reading Connects Deployed Service Members with Children at Home

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Ingrid Herrera-Yee and her three boys relied on United Through Reading to connect them while her husband was deployed. The simple act of reading aloud with Dad helped pull the boys through the difficult season of deployment. Thanks for sharing your family's story with us, Ingrid, for this wonderful … [Read more...]

United Through Reading Holds Inaugural Tribute to Military Families Event in Washington, DC

Keynote speakers Commandant of the Marine Corps General James F. Amos, USMC, and Mrs. Bonnie Amos

United Through Reading held its inaugural Tribute to Military Families event on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. The title sponsor for the event was BAE Systems, Inc. The gala celebrated the impact United Through Reading has had over the past 25 years in … [Read more...]

United Through Reading Helps Ease Deployments

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Thank you to All Hands Magazine and the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) for this wonderful highlight of the United Through Reading program and how it helps to ease the stress of separation. … [Read more...]

USS Peleliu deploys with United Through Reading onboard

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The USS PELELIU is taking United Through Reading along with them as they deploy this week. Thanks to CBS8 for this great story. San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu left San Diego this morning for a naval … [Read more...]