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!
February 28–March 1, 2015
Arizona Renaissance Festival Pirate Invasion Book Drive
12601 East Highway 60
Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Join Kids Need to Read in celebrating 27 years with the Arizona Renaissance Festival by bringing a new children's book to the Kids Need to Read booth outside the festival entrance! In return, we will give you a free children's admission ticket (ages 5-12) with paid adult admission. We will hand out Highlights magazines, as well as practice our argghhh!
Be aware of the Children's Pirate Costume Contest at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 28th, in the Royal Pavillion. Be prepared by practicing your swagger and telling us your pirate name! The Adult (ages 13 & up) Pirate Costume Contest will be held on Sunday, March 1st, in the Royal Pavilion. What makes you the best pirate captain?
Find Kids Need to Read at Old Tucson Studios for Wild Wild West Con! Enjoy children's activities, purchase raffle tickets, and more. Stop by our booth for a free Highlights magazine or book.
Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 4 (WWWC4) is America's first and only Steampunk convention and festival that takes place in a western-themed town and amusement park. WWWC4 is the largest Western-style Steampunk Convention in the United States!