There are several ways you can help the Roads to Reading Initiative. Here are some of the ways:

You Donate A Dollar, We Donate A Book To A Child Living In Poverty

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Our shared goal at the Roads to Reading Literacy Initiative (RTRLI) is to make sure that children living in low income households have access to quality reading materials. To achieve this goal the Roads to Reading Literacy Initiative wants to raise $30,000 dollars so that we can put three new age appropriate books directly into the hands of 23,000 children living in low income households in America. Will you help us with a donation so that we can reach our goal?

Did you know that there is a direct correlation between leisure reading and a child’s academic achievements in school and throughout life? Here is what the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has to say about “Reading for Fun”.

“The connection between leisure reading activities and reading achievement has been established by numerous studies (e.g., Watkins and Edwards, 1992). Part of the reason for this connection may be that students who frequently read for fun not only gain practice in the process of reading, but also are likely to be exposed to a broad scope of topics and situations in their reading that can provide a base from which future reading experiences are enriched and made more meaningful. A clear connection between frequent reading for fun and higher average reading scores is suggested by the NAEP 1994 (and 1992) results. At all three grades, students who more frequently read for fun on their own time had higher average proficiencies”.

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You can view the whole report on the importance of children participating in leisure reading activities in our Reading Proficiency and Home Support for Literacy report. Please support our goal of making sure children have books to read at home, $1.00 will help us bring new books into a child’s home.

Thank you for your support,
Kathryn M. Jenkins
Executive Director

Please donate by using this link to Paypal,


Monetary gifts

The Roads to Reading Initiative (RTR) depends on monetary gifts from individuals, charities, corporations and foundations to operate its programming. Eighty cents out of every gift dollar received goes into programming. Our largest expense is purchasing and distribution of books. For every Twenty dollar ($20.00) gift, we can purchase 30 new children’s books to put into the hands of a child in need.

You can make your gift through Paypal Or You can make a gift by mail
Please complete the below form and mail us
Donation Form

All contributions are tax deductible to the extent that the law allows

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Make a Donation of New Books

If you would like to make a donation of a new children’s books, please contact the Program Director, Lauren Green at