"One of the best small charities in the Washington, D.C. region"

Catalogue for Philanthropy


Corporations, Community Groups and Individuals

Giving back. Paying it forward. Making a difference.

The Reading Connection's sponsors understand that giving back is an essential part of living in the world.  They believe that paying it forward is a worthwhile choice.  And they choose to make a difference through The Reading Connection, where 80 cents of every dollar goes to programs whose goal is to energize young readers and provide interesting, attractive books to kids who have none. 

In 2005, 2009 and again in 2013, The Reading Connection was chosen as one of our featured charities after financial and program evaluation.  It is truly "one of the best" smaller charities in the Washington area.

Catalogue for Philanthropy, Greater Washington

We have been supporting the excellent work of The Reading Connection for over 20 years. At Pi Beta Phi, we believe in the power of reading!

Northern Virginia Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi

We are both so happy we could help The Reading Connection as part of our wedding celebration. Picking out books for you all was the most fun purchase I've made it the past few months. I'm more into helping kids read than particular dresses or shoes!

Juliana Pearson

The Reading Connection has been selected to receive United Way of the National Capital Area Community Impact Grants as a high-performing nonprofit with programs and services that align with our strategic priority areas. We are proud to sponsor TRC programs in Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax/Falls Church with Community Impact Grants. 

United Way of the National Capital Area

We are proud to choose TRC's summer reading program for at-risk kids, We Are Readers, to receive our inaugural grant.

Kevin Shooshan and Susan Anderson, Co-chairs


The Reading Connection is a terrific organization that serves its community very well. The backpack drive demonstrates just one way in which TRC takes its partnerships to the next level. In whatever they do, though, it is always the kids that come first.

Tim Keating

The Boeing Company

We are glad to provide matching funds to inspire TRC’s Volunteer Outreach Committee to reach its $10,000 goal.  It is an example of TRC’s ingenuity in building volunteer capacity and donor support.

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

I donated to you all because reading is the cornerstone to learning and I want to help ensure that more kids have the opportunity to learn and enjoy.  My fund, The RunningBrooke Fund, operates through ACT for Alexandria. 

Brooke Curran

The RunningBrooke Fund of ACT for Alexandria

Make a wish come true!


Children participating in the Read-Aloud program choose a new book to keep for their own each week. Almost all of the 4,553 books distributed in this way last year were books donated by the community. To donate books TRC's kids currently need, view our easy-to-find, always needed titles on TRC's Wish List or specially requested and currently needed titles on our Amazon Wish List

You can help us answer a child's book wish! 

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2016 Of Wine & Words Auction Sponsors

Thank you to the following contributors to the Silent Auction and the Live Auction at the 2016 Of Wine & Words.

Arlington Soccer Association

BalletNova Center for Dance
Barrel Oak Winery
Bobby McKey's Dueling Piano Bar
Capitol Steps
Cava Mezze
Clyde's Restaurant Group
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Dandy Restaurant Cruise Ships
DC Style Factory
Four Sister's Grill
Gauntlet Golf Club
Grayson Hanes/Homeside Financial
James Whitman
Jennifer & Kevin McIntyre
Jiffy Lube Live
Kit Ballenger
Liberty Mountain Resort
Lindsey & Elliot Berke
Lost Rhino Brewing Company
Mark Theiss - Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Matthew Tripodi
Mike Welch
Paper Source Georgetown
Rebecca Smith
Rick & Barbara Harries
Rick Farman
River Creek Club
Roundtop Mountain Resort
SER Restaurant
Shenandoah River Outfitters, Inc.
Signature Theatre
Simon Mauck
Stacy Ward Photography
Synetic Theater
Tea with Mrs. B
The Boeing Company
The Dubliner Restaurant & Pub
The Greenbrier Sporting Club
The Reading Connection
The Teal Center
Think Food Group
Tiger Woods Foundation
Trigger Agency
Virginia Gold Cup Association
Whitetail Resort
Wintergreen Resort
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Wooley Mammoth Theatre Company
Yorktown Nails