Mission Statement

The Read2Dream Foundation is committed to improving the future for young children from low-income families by providing age appropriate children's books and parent workshops to encourage family literacy.

Enriching the Lives of Children through Books
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DONATE BOOKS

Your donation to the Read2Dream Foundation is greatly appreciated. Our goal is to raise $10,000 because we hope to provide Book Bundles for 250 families in Chester County. $40 per family provides 10 new books, a parent book, and how-to literature to assist the parents in helping their children. These Book Bundles will be distributed through area family agencies including the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, the Friends’ Association, and local law enforcement officers, caseworkers, and school districts.

All of the money recieved directly goes towards purchasing books for children who need them. Any dollar amount counts! If you would like to be a part of helping children have access to literature, please donate today!

The Importance of Read2Dream

Read2Dream helps foster a positive literacy experience for many children in Chester County.

According to the National Education Association (NEA), the following statistics and facts are true:

The more types of reading materials there are in the home, the higher students are in reading proficiency, according to the Educational Testing Service.

Children in families with incomes below the poverty line are less likely to be read to aloud everyday than are children in families with incomes at or above poverty.

Where parent involvement is low, the classroom mean average (reading score) is 46 points below the national average. Where involvement is high, classrooms score 28 points above the national average - a gap of 74 points.

Twenty-six percent of children who were read to three or four times in the last week by a family member recognized all letters of the alphabet. This is compared to 14 percent of children who were read to less frequently.

We want the children to develop a passion for reading. Introducing literature to children at an early age can help them be more successful in school. Our foundation wants to break the cycle of poverty and help these students be exposed to literature.

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VOLUNTEERS

What is Read2Dream?

The Read2Dream Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) volunteer organization promoting early childhood literacy for children birth through 8 years old. Our mission is to improve the lives of children from low income families by encouraging early literacy through programs to put books in the hands of children and free community literacy events. By improving the literacy levels of children, we change their future.

Read2Dream has volunteer opportunities in many areas. If you would like to make a difference in children's lives, volunteer with us. If you are unable to volunteer you can make a donation to purchase books for children in our community.

Become A Volunteer Today! Complete an application.
Our Literacy Festivals

The free Literacy Events are held on the campus of West Chester University. Volunteers plan the event, create games to engage the children in literacy activities, read with children, secure donations for the event to include books, food, prizes. Our volunteers include AUA students, Golden Rams football players, community volunteers, Boy Scouts, WC First Responders, and high school students. All children attending the events receive a new book.

OUR FEATURED PARTNERS