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Give Success. Direct your United Way donation to Lead to Read KC.

A child’s ability to read proficiently by third grade is a major predictor of high school success and life outcomes. Yet today in Kansas City, only 45 percent of third graders are reading on grade level. In many of our urban core schools, it’s fewer than 25 percent. You can help!

Directing your United Way donation to Lead to Read KC will support our mission to improve third grade literacy by mobilizing community volunteers to read one-to-one with children. Here’s how to direct your donation:

  1. If you’re making a donation of $50 or more, you can direct all or part of your donation. If you’re using an online form, click the Donor Direct link. Or, ask the United Way campaign coordinator at your workplace for a Donor Direct form. 
  2. In the write-in section of the form, indicate you want to direct your donation to Lead to Read KC, and note the amount you want to direct. 
  3. Include Lead to Read KC’s mailing address: 6022 N. Strathbury Ave., Kansas City, MO 64151 AND Employer Identification Number (EIN) 82-1256215 on the form.  
  4. Submit your online form, or return your Donor Direct form to your workplace’s United Way campaign coordinator. Lead to Read KC will then receive your donation from United Way—thank you!

Thank you for considering supporting Lead to Read KC with your United Way donation. 

If you have questions about directing your donation, please contact Sarah Gaikwad: [email protected]

“Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.” 

Joshua Shipp, Youth Advocate

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