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.
October 15, 2016
“Stuff the Coach” Bookfair
Barnes & Noble Chandler Fashion Center
10:00 AM–8:00 PM
3111 W Chandler Blvd #2054
Chandler, AZ 85226
The Page Coach is returning to Barnes & Noble at Chandler Fashion Center to celebrate their 15th Anniversary! Kids Need to Read staff and volunteers will be on-site from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM collecting books, talking about our programs, and handing out Highlights magazines. All day long you can help us earn books through your purchases in-store and online. Just mention Kids Need to Read
at the register or pick up a voucher from The Page Coach.
The festivities kick off at 11:00 AM. with a Pete the Cat and The Missing Cupcake story time in the kids’ area. There will be a cupcake decorating station in the Café and all cupcake sales benefit Kids Need to Read! From 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM you can meet local authors, have your books signed, and take their photos. Then at 7:00 PM bring your competitive spirit for Tabletop Gaming!
Can’t attend our bookfair in the store? Support us by visiting bn.com/bookfairs online from 10/15/2016 to 10/20/2016 by entering Bookfair ID 11882115 at checkout.
Phoenix Fan Fest is returning for it's third triumphant year! Fan Fest is a pop culture convention featuring actors, top comic book writers and artists, programming, and features exhibitors, vendors and costuming for those fans who can’t get enough of Phoenix Comicon. The Kids Need to Read booth will feature unique art prints, our popular Danger signs, and many other literacy-related items for sale. We will hand out free Highlights magazines, host geeky raffles, and more. Help us put books in the hands of well-deserving kids.
Buy your membership here.
Kids Need to Read is going to be at Tucson Comic-Con! Tucson Comic Convention puts on a show for the city of Tucson by holding a three-day event with guests from the comic book industry, as well as Arizona local talent. This event is for all ages and is a chance to experience a good old-fashioned comic book convention.
The Kids Need to Read booth will feature unique art prints, our popular Danger signs, and many other literacy-related items for sale. We will hand out free Highlights magazines, host fun raffles, and more, all to help put books in the hands of well-deserving kids.
Tickets are available for purchase here.
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!