Help UTR win $5,000 in the Cox 5K Giveaway!

We have some great news! United Through Reading is once again a finalist in the Cox Charities $5K Giveaway social media competition that will award $5,000 to a deserving San Diego/Orange County/Santa Barbara nonprofit organization. Last year, we won the $5,000 prize due to your generous support and … [Read more...]

United Through Reading’s 2015 Annual Report

In 2015, United Through Reading sent 22,000 video recordings home to military children, worked with more than 500 volunteers, explored internet-based recording options, operated more than 260 UTR recording locations around the globe, connected nearly 100,000 military family members, started dreaming … [Read more...]

Save the Date: The 2016 Storybook Ball

Learn more about the Storybook Ball and purchase tickets here. … [Read more...]


Last month, United Through Reading’s Board Trustee and CFO Sean McHugh, a Carter’s, Inc., employee, ran a Tough Mudder for military families in Atlanta. Sean and a Carter’s colleague, York Rasmusson, made it through 11 miles and 22 obstacles without incident! We couldn’t be more proud of Sean’s … [Read more...]

United Through Reading hosted the 3rd Annual Tribute to Military Families in Washington, D.C., sponsored by BAE Systems, Inc.

This week, more than 300 individuals, passionate about military families, joined us in Washington, D.C., to help us celebrate those families and the connections made through the read-aloud experience provided by United Through Reading. The event also gave recognition to the corporate, public policy, … [Read more...]

Military Appreciation Month

On May 1st we begin the celebration of our brave service members and their families with the start of Military Appreciation Month. The month kicks off with Loyalty Day on May 1st, Military Spouse Appreciation Day May 6th, VA Day May 8th, Armed Forces Day May 21st, and closes with Memorial Day on May … [Read more...]

United Through Reading Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Inaugural Community Service Hero Award

On Friday, March 25, 2016, United Through Reading proudly accepted the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s inaugural Community Service Hero Award at a ceremony at Joint-Base Myer-Henderson Hall on National Medal of Honor Day. United Through Reading (UTR) is the first to receive the ‘Community … [Read more...]

Read Across America with United Through Reading!

It's time to Read Across America with United Through Reading-grab your 'Cat in the Hat' hat and your favorite Dr. Seuss book and get ready! Remember, you can read in bed, in purple or brown. You can read in a circle or upside down! ADM Zukunft Reading Across America with United … [Read more...]

United Through Reading Receives $25,000 Grant from AT&T!

United Through Reading is excited to share that today we accepted a $25,000 gift from AT&T Corporation! AT&T’s Regional Vice President, Ignacio De La Torre, presented the check in person this morning to United Through Reading CEO, Sally Ann Zoll, Ed.D., staff and Board of Trustees in San … [Read more...]

United Through Reading Wins $5,000 Grant from Yelp Foundation Thanks to Your Votes!

We're thrilled to announce that United Through Reading has received a $5,000 grant from the Yelp Foundation! Thank you for supporting us with your votes in the Yelp Foundation Gives Local grant contest, which allowed us to take the first place grant! Of many nonprofits considered for recognition, … [Read more...]