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.
December 3, 2016
Downtown Mesa, Arizona
Downtown Mesa will be buzzing with activity with the return of Mesa's celebration of Mesa Arts & Crafts Festival (MACFest). MACFest is a free event for the public featuring unique artist creations, music and fun for the whole family.
The Kids Need to Read booth will feature our popular Danger signs and you can Adopt a Reading Buddy. Visit The Page Coach where we will hand out free Highlights magazines, books for children, and more, all to help put books in the hands of well-deserving kids.
December 10, 2016
Glendale Public Library, Main Branch
5959 W. Brown St.
Glendale, AZ 85302
Find The Page Coach parked outside the Glendale Public Library where we will hand out free Highlights magazines, free books for children, and sell our Danger Signs, geeky wares and more!
LibCon West joins pop-culture convention with the library for a day of programming, cosplay, vendors and more!
Giftwrapping for Donations at Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Dana Park Village Square Barnes & Nobles
Need help with your Christmas wrapping? Let Kids Need to Read help! We will be at the Dana Park Village Square Barnes & Nobles gift wrapping for donations with BIG smiles! Come on out, pick up some great books, and let us do the work!
Friday, December 16, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 17, 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, December 23, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, December 24, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
September 1, 2016–August 31, 2017
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, 2016–August 31, 2017. 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!