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Kids Need to Read was fortunate to be chosen as the recipient of several books and supply drives at the end of 2014. To wrap up the year, we worked with Chase Bank and Barnes & Noble Booksellers as they encouraged staff and customers to support us with thoughtful giving. Several sites of Chase branches […]

by Denise Gary Photograph by Denise Gary Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. —James Matthew Barrie Kids Need to Read was awarded a generous $2,000 grant from John F. Long Foundation to be used toward the 2014–2015 Kids-N-Peace program! The funding is being used to provide books […]

by Andrew Adams Photographs courtesy Eric Pierpoint Late last year, actor and author Eric Pierpoint teamed up with Kids Need to Read (KNTR) to create The Eric Pierpoint Book Express, an ongoing fundraiser that’s bringing new books to underserved kids throughout the country. Eric was gracious enough to take some time from his busy schedule […]

Ahoy me hearties! This weekend join Kids Need to Read at Arizona Renaissance Festival on Saturday, February 28th and Sunday, February 29th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM for Pirate Invasion Weekend. We invite you to bring a new children’s book and in exchange we will give you a free child’s (ages 5-12) admission ticket […]

by Denise Gary Photographs by Robert Gary and Denise Gary Kids Need to Read was deeply honored to accept the Veora E. Johnson Spirit of Unity Award for Community Service at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration Gala in Mesa, Arizona. We are most grateful to the committee for recognizing our organization’s work on […]

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