We believe every child deserves a bedtime story.

Deployments and separation continue to be a reality for military families. Each year, more than 100,000 military parents are deployed leaving nearly 250,000 children at home. With a conservative 6-month separation, these children have 180 nights without their parent at home for bedtime stories.

That’s 40 million missed stories each year by military children.

With United Through Reading’s mission to connect military families through the read-aloud experience, we can deliver many of these stories each year. But there are still millions of stories left to send home.

Our goal is to bridge the gap, starting with delivering 10 million stories in 2017.

Watch our #40MillionStories PSA

United Through Reading reduces stress and anxiety in military children.

United Through Reading saved the night yesterday. My daughter Sarah was having a hard time and was crying for her Daddy. I was at a loss for what to do, so I let her come downstairs to watch Daddy talk and read to her while she curled up on the couch and drifted slowly back to sleep. It was very soothing for her!

– Emily Embers, UTR Mom and Marine Corps Spouse

2017 #40MillionStories Goals

$975,265

Dollars Raised

Achieved
$975,265

Goal
1.6 Million

5,209,920

Stories Saved

Achieved
5,209,920

Goal
10,000,000

© 2017 UNITED THROUGH READING