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20th Birthday Breakfast

Who needs Green Eggs and Ham when you can have cake for breakfast?

Sponsorship Opportunities Available Now

Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:30- 9:00 a.m.

Uptown Theater
3700 Broadway
Kansas City, MO

Honorary Hosts: Pam Miller and Michael Cummings
Keynote Speaker: Jim Cosgrove

Sponsorship Details:

Sponsorship Level Amount # of Tickets Verbal Recognition Print Recognition Stage Signage Website Presence Social Media Recognition
Presenting Sponsor:
Gold Balloon
$10,000 20 YES YES YES YES YES
Silver Balloon $5,000 10 YES YES YES YES YES
Blue Balloon $2,500 6
Green Balloon $1,500 4
Yellow Ballon $500 2

Table Host:
Red Balloon
$1,000 10

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please donate here.
The fair market value of each breakfast ticket is $18. The remainder is tax deductible in accordance with the law. A receipt for your tax records will be forth coming from our KU Endowment, our fiscal agent.

Contact Mark Mattison, Executive Director, at 913.588.3073 or with questions or for additional information.

Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive

From now until December 31st, help RORKC give children the gift of literacy! Customers at the Town Center Barnes & Noble in Leawood, Kansas are invited to purchase an additional book for Reach Out and Read KC from a selection at the checkout.  Our book coordinator chose the selection to include a variety of books for a range of ages.  These brand new books will be distributed to clinics and provided to children at their well-child visits.

4751 West 117th Street
Leawood, KS 66211
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Holiday Shopping Party at STUFF

Join us on Tuesday, December 6th for an after-hours holiday shopping party at STUFF!  From 5:30-7:00 p.m. STUFF will be open for you to find the perfect holiday gift and 15% of the evening sales will be donated to Reach Out and Read KC.  Located in Brookside, STUFF specializes in artist originals, handmade gifts, fine art, artisan jewelry, small batch home and body products, indie cards, stationery & rugs.  Grab some friends and come enjoy some fun holiday shopping for a great cause.


316 W 63rd St
Kansas City, MO 64113
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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 $500 gift certificate from Scholastic Books, and representatives from your school will be invited to Reach Out and Read's Birthday Bash on April 20th, 2017. More importantly, this effort provides a great opportunity for kids to help kids. All books collected are sorted and redistributed to other organizations and schools who need your help.

Participating is as easy as 1-2-3

1-  Sign-Up through our website and schedule your book drive for any time, and any duration of time, between January 11 - March 17, 2017.

2-  Spread the word that you'll be collecting new and gently-used children's books appropriate for infants to 14-year-olds.

3-  Count the books and report your results by March 22, 2017.    

After your drive, donated books will be picked up by a Hooked on Books volunteer.

One lucky school will receive a pizza party for their winning classroom and several top schools will be recognized with a gift card.

Sign up here

For more information email or call 913.588.0295.

Books On Tap

Reach Out and Read Kansas City's Fall Fundraiser: Books On Tap

Check back for more details on Books On Tap 2017.