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Fall Book Drive

In partnership with Giving Tuesday, the national day of giving, Reach Out and Read Kansas City is hosting its annual Fall Book Drive. Celebrate the season by donating new and gently used books to Reach Out and Read Kansas City. 

Read more on our blog. 

 

What: Fall Book Drive

When: November 1st- 28th

Book drop off is Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm

Where: Reach Out and Read Kansas City

Support Services building, 2100 W. 36th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66160. 




Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive

From November 1st to December 31st, 2017, Barnes and Noble Leawood and Overland Park will be hosting their annual Holiday Book Drive benefitting Reach Out and Read Kansas City.

 

Make a difference by purchasing a book for a child this season. The book selections, located behind the Barnes & Noble checkout counters, were hand-picked by Janice, ROR-KC's Book Coordinator, for children in our 50 Kansas City metro area clinics. These book donations will be used during well-child assessments by medical providers, then given to children to take home and enjoy. Be an advocate for literacy and give the gift our medical team is prescribing, time for families to interact and snuggle up with a good book this holiday season.


Location:

Barnes & Noble @ Town Center

4751 West 117th Street

Leawood, KS 66211

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Barnes & Noble @ Oak Park Mall

11323 W 95th St,

Overland Park, KS 66214

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Hooked on Books

Hooked on Books



Hooked on Books is an annual book drive competition for schools throughout the metro that takes place in January and February. The school that the collects the most new and gently used books wins bragging rights, a pizza party for one classroom, and a $500 gift certificate from Scholastic Books. More importantly, this effort provides a great opportunity for kids to help kids. All books collected are sorted and redistributed to ROR-KC and other organizations and schools needing books.







For the Love of Books Breakfast

Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities are Now Available 


Reach Out and Read Kansas City's 
For the Love of Books Breakfast

February 15, 2018
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Uptown Theater
3700 Broadway Blvd
Kansas City, MO

Coffee and registration begin at 7:00. 
Ample and adjacent free parking is available. 
Contact Reach Out and Read Kansas City, at 913.588.3073 or reachoutandread@kumc.edu with questions or for additional information.
Reach Out and Read Kansas City gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.
If you are unable to attend but would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please donate here.



Sponsorship Opportunities 

Presenting Sponsor: Valentine: $10,000
20 Tickets - Verbal & Print Recognition - Stage Signage - Website Presence -Social Media Recognition 

Sweetheart: $5,000
10 Tickets - Verbal & Print Recognition - Stage Signage - Website Presence -Social Media Recognition 

Crush: $2,500
6 Tickets - Print Recognition - Stage Signage - Website Presence - Social Media Recognition 

Admirer: $1,500
4 Tickets - Print Recognition - Website Presence - Social Media Recognition 

Friend: $500
2 Tickets - Print Recognition

Table Host: Darling: $1,000
10 Tickets - Print Recognition




Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors: Valentine:
Kathleen & Bill Johansen

Crush
Pam Madaus & William McLean, III



Race To Read


Join us for our first 5K run on Saturday, August 26th at Swope Park. 

When: Saturday, August 26th at 8 am

Location: Swope Park (Battle of Westport Visitor Center)
The race will be a 5K cross country course throughout the park.

Entry Fee: $30
Runners need to sign up by August 12th to be guaranteed a T-Shirt. There is no cost for kid-friendly events.








Packet Pickup:
Swope Park (Battle of Westport Visitor Center)
Friday, August 25th from 5-7 pm
Saturday, August 26th starting at 7 am

Schedule on August 26th:
7 am: Packet Pickup
8 am: 5K Begins
9 am: Children Relay Races Begin
9:30 am: Awards and Raffle Prizes Announced

Family Fun:
Starting at 8 am, face painting, and Molly Balloons will be on site for kids and at 9 am relay races will begin. Throughout the entire event, there will be live music provided by Mudflap Mafia.

View the Weather Cancellation Policy

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Interested in sponsoring Race to Read?  Learn more.

Volunteer Opportunities:

If you would like to learn more about volunteering to read in a clinic with a child or how to volunteer for this race, please register here or call 913-588-2793.

Questions about the run?
Contact us at racetoread@rorkc.org or 913-735-7323.


Thank you to our Sponsors!



Silver Sponsors:


Books On Tap




Reach Out and Read Kansas City's Fall Fundraiser

Books On Tap

Thank you to all who attended Reach Out and Read's 6th Annual Books On Tap event on October 4th, 2017. Together supporters raised over $7,000 in support of early literacy and Kansas City's most in need youth.


A special thank you to Taylor Kelley Photography for photographing the event.

Photos from the event can be found on Facebook.

If you would like to support Reach Out and Read's mission, please consider making a one-time donation, or making a contribution every month by joining our monthly Brain Builders program.







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