Join us for the 7th annual Storybook Ball in Coronado, CA

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This year’s Storybook Ball will celebrate the 26th anniversary of United Through Reading’s remarkable efforts to connect more than two million military moms, dads and children through the power of reading aloud. Business and military leaders, elected officials, corporations, and other United … [Read more...]

United Through Reading in TODAY Parents’ “Parenting over Skype”

United Through Reading was recently featured in TODAY Parents' "Parenting over Skype: 7 lessons from military families."   On the Fourth of July three years ago, Petty Officer 2nd Class Ted Freese celebrated two big events: the birth of his country and the birth of his son, … [Read more...]

United Through Reading Hosted 2nd Annual Tribute to Military Families in Washington, D.C.


More than 300 friends and supporters of United Through Reading gathered last Wednesday, May 20, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., for the 2nd Annual Tribute to Military Families in order to celebrate families who have forged meaningful connections through the read aloud … [Read more...]

The USCG Reads Across America with United Through Reading

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This year, on March 2, service members near and far were grabbing their Cat-in-the-Hat hats, succumbing to hat hair, and navigating the tongue twisting rhymes of the beloved Dr. Seuss. Why? It was the National Education Association's Read Across America day and they read to honor the famous … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

United Through Reading CEO Talks Storybook Ball on KUSI News

KUSI 2014 Storybook Ball

KUSI News talked with our CEO, Sally Ann Zoll and the Boblett family about United Through Reading's 6th Annual Storybook Ball and how our program serves military families. … [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...]

United Through Reading Connects Deployed Service Members with Children at Home

Connecting Parents and Children

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...]