I love how stories let me slip out of my own life and slip into a different one. Through books, I've lived a thousand lives instead of just my own. When I meet new people, even if their lives are very different from mine, I try to imagine how life feels to them. Reading stories is great practice at putting yourself in other people's shoes, which is essential for making good friends … and maybe even creating world peace!—Laura Resau, Red Glass
Please come join Kids Need to Read at any of our events. We are always busy making new plans and there are several groups putting on their own fundraisers on our behalf.
September 1, 2014–August 31, 2015
Fry's Community Rewards Program
Fry's Food Stores
Here is an easy way for shoppers at Fry's Food Stores to support Kids Need to Read! Simply register your VIP card online and then select Kids Need to Read as your Community Rewards preference (takes mere moments)—KNTR will receive a percentage of $2,000,000 over the next year, September 1, 2014–August 31, 2015. Simply put, it costs participants nothing other than the time it takes to register their VIP cards in support of Kids Need to Read. The more shoppers support KNTR through their VIP purchases, the higher the percentage of funds the organization will receive. Click here for registration information. Your support is so valuable and deeply appreciated!
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Can't Stop the Serenity
Studio Movie Grill
15515 N. Hayden Road
Scottsdale, Az 85260
Join the Arizona Browncoats for their most enjoyable charity event of the year. Merchandise, raffle, socializing with fellow Browncoats, the beloved web musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, and of course Joss Whedon's critically acclaimed film debut, Serenity. Once again, we'll be at The Studio Movie Grill, a unique theater that serves you dinner while you enjoy the movie. However, it is a fairly small theater and sells out fast, so don't wait! Tickets are on sale now and a portion of the proceeds benefit Kids Need to Read.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Star Wars Reads Day III
Barnes & Noble Desert Ridge Marketplace
21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Suite 42
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Kids Need to Read joins Barnes & Noble for the third annual Star Wars Reads Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A fun-filled day of activities is guaranteed! May the force of literacy be with you!
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Barnes & Noble Metro
10235 N Metro Parkway East
Phoenix, AZ 85051
Whether you're a hunter or one of the undead, there's something for you at Zombiecon. Tom Leveen (author of Sick) will host a writer's chat, the Department Of Zombie Defense will offer survival tips and the United Zombies of America will try to eat your brains. Save your brains, read a book!
Saturday, October 18, 2014
7th Annual Whedonopolis Halloween Event
Historic Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
Kids Need to Read is the fortunate beneficiary of this year's 7th Annual Whedonopolis Halloween Charity Event, brought to you by Fandom Charities, Inc. In addition to a screening of Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog and one other short film, there will be food trucks, Geek merchandise, prize drawings, and special guests—and they have had some really great guests throughout their history! Thanks so much to Fandom Charities, Inc. for supporting Kids Need to Read throughout 2014!