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20th Birthday Breakfast

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:30- 9:00 a.m.
Coffee Service and Registration begin at 7:00 am

Uptown Theater
3700 Broadway
KCMO 64111
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Complimentary Parking

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

If you are unable to attend but would like to support our mission, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. 

Contact Jenny Horsley at 913.945.6577 or with questions or for additional information.


Gold Balloon:

Pamela Miller and Michael Cummings

Silver Balloon:

Blue Balloon:
Pam Madaus & William McLean
Lewis & Laura Gregory

Green Balloon:
Sallie Page-Goertz & Kenneth Goertz
Donald J. Hall

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 Breakfast 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 ROR and other organizations and schools needing books.

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 9 - 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.  All schools participating will be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win gift cards!

Nonprofits and other organizations are eligible to receive books from the Hooked On Books book drive.  Sign up to receive books.

On March 25th from 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm volunteers will sort books collected during the book drive at the KC Star. On April 1st volunteers will help agencies picking up books at the KC Star.  Sign up to be a volunteer.

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.