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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

Join schools throughout the metro for Reach Out & Read KC's 20th annual Hooked On Books book drive competition. The school that collects the most new and gently used books per student, wins bragging rights, a pizza party for one classroom, and a $500 gift certificate from Scholastic Books to use at your next book fair!   

Most importantly, Hooked On Books provides a great opportunity for kids to help kids. All books collected are sorted and redistributed to organizations and schools who need your help. 




PARTICIPATING IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3


1. Sign up and schedule your book drive for any time January 8 - March 9, 2018. 

Please note that HOB volunteers will only be available to pick up your books from February 5-March 16, 2018, so plan your drive accordingly.

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 16, 2018. After your drive, donated books will be picked up by a Reach Out and Read volunteer. 

Sign up today. 

Reach Out and Read will deliver collection bins and posters before your drive begins.

For more information email Janice or call 913.588.0295.
Jenny Horsley, Executive Director, Read Out and Read Kansas City

Give a Child a Book and You Give a Child the World




For the Love of Books Breakfast


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


Contact Reach Out and Read Kansas City, at 913.588.2793 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.
Ample and adjacent free parking is available. 
Coffee and registration begin at 7:00. 

Sponsorship Opportunities Are Now Available: Register Today





Presenting Sponsors: Valentine:

Kathleen & Bill Johansen


Sponsors


Walsh Family Foundation
Pam Madaus & William McLean, III
Pam Miller & Michael Cummings
Sallie Page-Goertz & Kenn Goertz
Don Hall
Laura & Lewis Gregory
Tanya Rodecker-Wendt
Martha Gershun & Don Goldman




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.

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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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Any Questions? Contact Jenny