“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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You can help Lead to Read KC reach more kids in our city by getting involved in one of the following ways.

  • Invest: Tax-exempt donations help keep Lead to Read KC running (make checks payable to: Lead to Read c/o Freedom Works)


  • 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 Reader in one of our existing classrooms, or champion a school or classroom with your team!


You don’t have to be a world leader or a billionaire to give back. Ordinary people coming together can do extraordinary things!  We want to thank all of our donors, especially the following generous individuals, businesses and organizations who are giving at the Picture Book level or above to support Lead to Read KC:

  • Barbara Nichols
  • Burns & McDonnell Foundation
  • Country Club Bank
  • Cushman and Wakefield
  • DST Systems, Inc.
  • Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • J. Casey Martin
  • KCP&L
  • Lynn Carlton
  • Lockton Companies
  • MVP Law Firm
  • Populous
  • Shannon Jaax & Ruben Alonso III
  • The Drew & Sarah Hiss Family Foundation Fund
  • The Lynn & Jean Rundle Giving Fund
  • The Royals Charities
  • The Sosland Publishing Co. Foundation
  • UMB Bank