Every Child a Reader is an award-winning 501 (c)(3) charity dedicated to inspiring a love of reading in children and teens across the United States. By making a tax-deductible donation to Every Child a Reader, you can take a much-needed step to encourage young people to read and to succeed in school and in life, and to support the vital work every day of teachers and librarians.

Every Child a Reader has been awarded a Mellon Grant and an Eric Carle Angel Award as an essential literacy charity and has achieved a Guidestar non-profit Platinum level rating.

Our very popular and prestigious national programs distribute free and fun educational materials and books to thousands of childrens, teens, teachers, and librarians in rural, suburban, and urban communities coast to coast and year-round.


  • Children’s Book Week is the longest running literacy program in the nation, celebrating its 105th anniversary in 2024.
  • The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, in partnership with the Library of Congress, is a bestselling author who appears on TV, radio, and social media and travels the country to meet young people to inspire them to read.
  • Get Caught Reading is a free poster program featuring role models, such as Olympic gold medalists, community leaders, and sports, music, and TV stars.


We want to thank these foundations and companies for their support of the programs of Every Child a Reader:

  • Carol and Edmund Blake Foundation
  • Bloomsbury
  • Candlewick Press
  • Disney Publishing
  • Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
  • Hachette Publishing
  • HarperCollins
  • KPMG
  • Lois Lenski Covey Foundation
  • The Mellon Foundation
  • MetaMetrics Inc.
  • National Book Foundation
  • Reed International
  • Scholastic Books
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Sourcebooks
  • Stratton Foundation
  • Rafael and Diana Vinoly Foundation
  • Woodland Foundation

We want to thank these individuals who have made significant donations:

  • Kelley Allen
  • Chandler Arnold
  • Rachel Bader
  • Simon Boughton
  • Lisa Brown & Daniel Handler
  • Ruth Chamblee
  • Tim Ditlow
  • Nancy Feresten
  • Carol Fitzgerald
  • Suzanne Harper
  • Judith Haut
  • Matthew Kenaston
  • Holly McGhee
  • Alisa Menell
  • Raakhee Mirchandani
  • Jon Scieszka
  • Charlie Schroder
  • Lizette Serrano
  • Steven Shaskan
  • Margy Stratton
  • Caroline Sun
  • David Walter
  • Cynthia Weill
  • Peter M. Wolf
  • Gene Yang

Donate via PayPal today.
Or, to donate by check, make it payable to Every Child a Reader and send to:
Every Child a Reader
54 W 39th St.  14th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Dedicated to inspiring a love of reading in children and teens across America.

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