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 strengthens military families with shared reading and bedtime routines.

“We have found that having a regular, consistent bedtime routine helps not only Madyson, but us as parents too because we all know what to expect each evening once we say to Madyson ‘Okay, it’s 7 pm and it’s time to get ready for bed.’”

– Melissa Rognlie, UTR mom and military spouse

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2017 #40MillionStories Goals

$1,234,629

Dollars Raised

Achieved
$1,234,629

Goal
1.6 Million

6,761,160

Stories Saved

Achieved
7,741,440

Goal
10,000,000

© 2017 UNITED THROUGH READING