The Reading Connection is Raising Funds for At Risk Kids in Arlington

The Reading Connection serves at-risk families and their children in Arlington by creating environments that encourage reading.  Tuesday, June 14th, between 5-8pm, Chick-Fil-A Ballston Commons Mall will donate 15% of purchases to TRC.  Just bring in the TRC Chick-Fil-A Flyer or tell the cashier when you order you are with TRC!

How they do what they do:
Volunteers read aloud to children at shelters and community centers,  donations provide children with free, new books to keep, parent workshops teach effective reading techniques, training for family support workers who promote the importance of reading.

Volunteers read aloud to children at 12 shelters and community centers throughout Washington DC and Northern Virginia.

• 379 children participate regularly
• 2,529 books distributed
• 185 volunteers shared books with children

About the Book Club
Enrolled families receive free, new books, ideas to promote family reading, and review forms by mail on a monthly basis.

• 903 enrolled children
• 3,861 books distributed

About Parent Workshops
TRC staff conducts workshops designed to increase parents’ confidence in sharing books with their children

• 284 parents reached
• 47 workshops held—17 English, 12 Spanish, 18 Bilingual
• 1,290 books distributed

This very important organization in the community, runs off of the work done by volunteers. Learn about other ways to give by visiting their website.


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