Save the Date: 2015 Tribute to Military Families

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United Through Reading’s Second Annual Tribute to Military Families Wednesday May 20, 2015 United Through Reading’s second annual Tribute to Military Families will celebrate military families who have forged meaningful connections through the read aloud experience, and give recognition to the … [Read more...]

Join United Through Reading and Read Across America!

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It’s almost March and that means at United Through Reading we’re gearing up for Read Across America month—get ready to join us! On March 2, United Through Reading will kick off the National Education Association’s Read Across America campaign for the month of March, an annual reading … [Read more...]

Book of the Month: Love Waves by Rosemary Wells

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We all know that Valentine’s Day is a time to express love through gifts, heartfelt cards and plenty of hugs and kisses—but how do we let our loved ones know we care when they are gone?  One of United Through Reading’s favorite authors Rosemary Wells gives us an idea of how to send our love! This … [Read more...]

United Through Reading on U-T TV

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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...]