• Why I became a Corpotate Sponsor...

    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

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    We are both happy to help The Reading Connection as part of our wedding celebration. Picking out books for you all was the more fun than picking out dresses or shoes!

    —Juliana Pearson

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

    —Tim Keating, Senior Vice President, Boeing

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    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

  • Why I became a Corpotate Sponsor...

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

    —Kevin Shooshan and Susan Anderson, Co-chairs, NextGenNow

  • Why I became a Corpotate Sponsor...

    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

  • Why I became a Corpotate Sponsor...

    In 2005 and again in 2009, The Reading Connection was one of our featured charities, chosen after financial and program review by independent community reviewers.  TRC is truly "one of the best" small charities in the area. 

    —The Catalogue for Philanthropy--Washington DC

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TRC is closing its doors

It is with great sadness I write on behalf of The Reading Connection's Board of Directors to inform you that after 28 years of service to the DC Metro community, The Reading Connection (TRC) will be closing its doors at the end of this month.

Rest assured this decision was not made lightly. After an extensive and thoughtful review of TRC’s present state, our current understanding of the future funding landscape, and considering various options, we made the very difficult decision to close the organization. TRC's programs and operations are winding down, with all operations wrapped up by August 31. Any donations received after July 31 will be returned.

We particularly thank the TRC staff for the work they have done serving the organization, but more importantly, serving the community. It is through the staff and TRC’s volunteers that the real magic of The Reading Connection has been realized.

Please know The Reading Connection values your time, financial support, and dedication. The support you have given TRC over the years allowed the organization to impact thousands of families in our community; it is a lasting legacy in which we can all be proud.

Rebecca Smith, Chair
TRC Board of Directors

See the full letter here.