“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world.

Love of books is the best of all.”

-Jacqueline Kennedy

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There are many ways you can help Lead to Read KC create a community of readers:

  • Donate: Tax-exempt donations help keep Lead to Read KC running. A donation of $175 sponsors a student for one year, and any amount is appreciated. (Make checks payable to: Lead to Read KC)
  • Books: Donate new or gently used books for use in our schools and as special gifts to our students. Email for details.
  • Time: Become a Reading Mentor  in one of our existing classrooms, or champion a school or classroom with your team!
  • Shop using our charity link through Amazon:

You don’t have to be a world leader or a billionaire to give back. Ordinary people coming together can do extraordinary things!

Thank you to all of our donors, especially the following generous individuals, businesses and organizations who have provided major support to Lead to Read KC:

  • American Century Investments Foundation
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, LLC 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Burns & McDonnell Foundation
  • Community America Foundation
  • Country Club Bank
  • DST Systems, Inc.
  • Hall Family Foundation 
  • Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
  • Henderson Engineers, Inc. Charitable Foundation 
  • H&R Block
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • Jean Latenser
  • KCP&L
  • The Kemper Family Foundations
  • Lynn Carlton
  • Lockton Companies
  • The Miller Group
  • MVP Law Firm
  • Populous
  • Say It’s So, Joe Fund
  • Schramily Fund 
  • Shannon Jaax & Ruben Alonso III
  • Sherman Family Foundation
  • Sprint, Inc.
  • The Drew & Sarah Hiss Family Foundation Fund
  • The Lynn & Jean Rundle Giving Fund
  • The Royals Charities
  • The Sosland Publishing Co. Foundation
  • Turn the Page KC
  • UMB Bank