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Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.  Reach Out and Read is based on a model that trains doctors and nurses to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and to give books to children at well-child visits from six months to five years of age, with a special focus on children growing up in poverty. Pediatric waiting rooms become literacy rich environments, oftentimes with volunteer readers, where parents and children learn about the pleasure and techniques of looking at books together.

Supporting Reach Out and Read Illinois

You can bring books and a love of reading into a child’s life today by making a monetary donation to ROR IL. Online donations via PayPal are a convenient way to give.  Please select the button below to make a tax deductible donation today.

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For more information, please contact:

Elise Groenewegen
Coordinator, Early Childhood Development
1400 W. Hubbard, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 312/733-1026, ext 204
Fax: 312/733-1791