Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Comments for a Cause: United Through Reading

Happy May Day!  It's the first of May and time to talk Comments for a Cause.  But before I talk about this month's recipient, let's review last month's cause, my local school's Kindergarten Class's Book Drive for the Latimer Little Free Library.  During the month of April I had 57 comments, equaling a donation of $28.50.  I'm excited to present this to the Kindergarten class at the end of the month when I get to meet them on their field trip to the Latimer Little Free Library, as they help me give the library a fresh coat of paint and fill up the library with new books!  I'll be sure to keep you posted on their field trip at the end of the school year!

Now for the month of May, in honor of National Military Appreciation Month I am donating $0.50 for every comment made on my blog to United Through Reading.

Comments for a Cause:  United Through Reading
As many of you know I am a part of a military family.  My youngest sister has been in the Army National Guard for almost fourteen years and one of my brother-in-laws served in the Marines for eight years.  I am very proud of both of them and love the community that we have gotten to know through their years of service and deployments.

Deployments can be a hard time for military families.  Each time my youngest sister has been deployed it was for nearly a year.  That is a long time away from loved ones and that is where United Through Reading comes in to help.

United Through Reading "offers military service members who are away from home the opportunity to be video-recorded reading storybooks to the children in their lives, creating positive emotional connections and a love of reading."

Comments for a Cause:  United Through Reading
Picture provided by United Through Reading

During one of my sister's deployments, my family actually received a video and book through this program.  While my sister was in Iraq she signed up for the program, selected a book and recorded it for us.  We then received the book and video in the mail.  It was an amazing gift and meant so much to all of us.  The United Through Reading program:

  • Eases the stress of separation
  • Builds family resiliency
  • Makes homecomings easier
  • Cultivates a love of reading

Comments for a Cause:  United Through Reading
Picture provided by United Through Reading

United Through Reading has been serving military families since 1989 and has recorded more than two million videos and books.  Help me contribute to this great organization that supports military families by commenting on my blog all month long.  Are you apart of a military family?  Have you received a book and video through United Through Reading?  What is your favorite children's book?  Remember to Comment for a Cause to help all children in military families have a very special story to listen to.

6 comments:

  1. Great Idea! When I sold books, I often suggested an audio, that was easier for lots of my older customer, that they could include w the book when they sent it. I got to listen to a couple before they were sent off.

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    1. My kids Grandmas have done audio books together for all of my kids. They are some of our most cherished books.

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  2. What a great program. I am sure this means so much to the kiddos that get them too. 💞

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    1. Definitely! When we got ours when my sister was in Iraq I think it meant the most to my Mom 😉

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  3. United through reading--this is such a great initiative. Kids really need this support. Superb job!

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  4. What an amazing thing this is! I love that your family was on the receiving end of this and what a great gift to military families. Thanks for sharing about this great project. Perfect for military families who are missing their loved ones.

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