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To the Annual Fund

The Reading Connection has long been supported by the gifts of individual community members. Individual donors provide the stable, unrestricted funding on which our programs depend. The Annual Fund supports the overall operating budget, enabling TRC to bring books and reading to thousands of children and parents each year. Make a donation to The Reading Connection today.

Become a monthly donor

The Reading Connection's monthly donors help sustain our programs in the long term. By pledging monthly payments to TRC, you provide sustained support for TRC's family literacy programs.  Sign up to be part of our Monthly Giving program and commit to helping The Reading Connection make a difference in years to come.

Matching gifts

Increase your impact by notifying your employer of your donation to TRC.  Many employers have matching gift programs that multiply the impact of en employees contribution.  

Make a memorial gift or honor a special person

Celebrate the great readers in your life by giving a gift to The Reading Connection in their names and spreading the love of reading in your community. Give in memory or in honor of a special person. 

Donate through work

You can donate to The Reading Connection through work with the United Way (designation #8459), the Combined Federal Campaign (designation #53012) or through your office's workplace giving program. 

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!