United Through Reading Calls Attention to 40 Million Stories Missed Yearly by Military Families

Founding Sponsor Reader’s Digest Foundation is Bringing Stories Home for Military Families with $500,000 Grant. SAN DIEGO (June 6, 2017) — More than 100,000 military parents are deployed each year, leaving nearly a quarter million children at home. Taking into account that a conservative deployment … [Read more...]

4 Standing Ovations at 4th Tribute to Military Families

Last Wednesday evening, United Through Reading (UTR) hosted our 4th Annual Tribute to Military Families in Washington, D.C., and it was a tremendous success; our best yet! Nearly 300 guests -- including more than 25 flag and general officers and senior enlisted leaders -- gathered together to … [Read more...]

United Through Reading’s Tribute to Military Families

  United Through Reading's fourth annual Tribute to Military families will give recognition to the corporate, public policy, and military leaders whose support is vital to mission delivery and will highlight our 40 Million Stories Campaign. Nearly a quarter of a million children in U.S. … [Read more...]

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 Receives Proclamation from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors

United Through Reading is excited to share that we have received a proclamation by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors naming November 15th “United Through Reading Day” throughout San Diego County! The proclamation presented to UTR at a ceremony on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, by Supervisor … [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...]

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...]