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...]

United Through Reading Receives $10,000 Holiday Grant from The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation

United Through Reading is celebrating the close of 2015 and the new year with some exciting news from the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF). The CKFF is dedicated to serving military and first responders through meaningful interactive experiences that enrich family relationships. Recognizing that … [Read more...]

United Through Reading Named Recipient of 2015 Library of Congress Literacy Award

San Diego based nonprofit, United Through Reading, has been selected to receive the 2015 American Prize of the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program, awarding the nonprofit $50,000. United Through Reading has been selected for its significant and measurable contribution to increasing literacy … [Read more...]

UTR’s 7th Annual Storybook Ball is Around the Corner!

This year’s Storybook Ball will celebrate the 26th anniversary of United Through Reading connecting nearly two million military moms, dads and children through the power of the read-aloud experience. And, we relish the opportunity to say thank you to those who join us in believing that all military … [Read more...]

In used book, woman finds UTR video of soldier reading to his daughter

Thanks to a perfect stranger, Sherrie Harper, who found a UTR video in her copy of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" and decided to begin a search to find its intended owner. Thanks Sherrie, for helping this special story find its home! SANDY, Ore. -- Some kids in Sandy now have a piece … [Read more...]

USS George Washington (CVN 73) families connect with United Through Reading

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Mai, USS George Washington Public Affairs USS GEORGE WASHINGTON, Pacific Ocean – Sailors aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) are utilizing the ship’s United Through Reading program to stay connected with their families. “United Through Reading … [Read more...]

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

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