What a night! The 2016 Storybook Ball.

The 8th Annual Storybook Ball held in Coronado, California, was a grand success! Thanks to our dedicated supporters, generous donors, passionate board members, advocates and volunteers, and Storybook Ball Event Chairman Charlie Van Vechten, United Through Reading raised more than $250,000 to … [Read more...]

United Through Reading Selected to Receive $10,000 Grant from Newly Established USS Midway Foundation

November 8, 2016 (San Diego, Calif) -- United Through Reading was recently selected to receive a $10,000 grant from the USS Midway Foundation to continue to enable active-duty personnel stationed overseas to read books to family members at home. The USS Midway Foundation, formed to support the … [Read more...]

United Through Reading Honors Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) and Carter’s Charitable Foundation at 8th Annual Storybook Ball in Coronado on November 12

San Diego (November 7, 2016) – This Saturday, Nov. 12, United Through Reading will celebrate 27 years of service to military families at the 8th annual Storybook Ball in Coronado. The annual gala, now in its eighth year, will host United Through Reading supporters from across the nation, including … [Read more...]

Reader’s Digest Foundation Supports Military Families With $125,000 Donation to United Through Reading

        SAN DIEGO, CA – November 1, 2016 - Reader’s Digest Foundation awards United Through Reading (UTR) with a $125,000 grant to offer U.S. military family members the opportunity to stay connected through video-recorded bedtime stories while separated by … [Read more...]

Today is Read for the Record Day!

Today's the day to help break a world record - and what better way to do that than reading with your children, family, and friends? It's Jumpstart's Read for the Record®, a national campaign intended to bring children and adults together to read the same book, on the same day, in places all … [Read more...]

United Through Reading Provides Army Families with Storytelling Ability from AUSA Show, Sponsored by Engility Corp

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 3, 2016 – Maisy Mouse, Candlewick Press’ popular children’s storybook character, will be on hand at this year’s United Through Reading (UTR) booth (#2224) to support service members who wish to read  and record a Maisy Mouse story live from the 2016 Association of the United … [Read more...]

International Literacy Day: United Through Reading Releases Literacy White Paper

Literacy is at the heart of United Through Reading's mission. We have always valued the early literacy education of military children through the read-aloud experience.   In support of International Literacy Day today, September 8, United Through Reading is releasing a literacy focused white … [Read more...]

United Through Reading Plans to Develop First Free Read-Aloud App for Military Families with Interactive Book Features

SAN DIEGO, CA (June 14, 2016) — United Through Reading (UTR) has partnered with Kindoma, First Book, and Too Small to Fail with plans to develop an iOS and Android mobile app that will build on UTR’s proven model of allowing military families to experience reading aloud together while deployed or … [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...]

UTR in the News: Community Service Hero Award

United Through Reading's CEO, Sally Ann Zoll, Ed.D., was interviewed by several news syndicates  after receiving the Community Service Hero Award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society on National Medal of Honor Day. Video interviews can be viewed below. United Through Reading was the … [Read more...]