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With 170 medical program sites at hospitals, clinics and doctor’s offices across Georgia, we provide more than 130,000 children and their families in 61 counties with free books and resources that promote early childhood literacy.
Our evidence-based model is backed by a large and growing body of academic research. We utilize the existing medical infrastructure, to encourage supportive, educational conversations with parents on the importance of reading aloud and the impact on children’s brain development.
children served annually
books distributed annually
This is a trying time for our communities, our nation, and the world. And yet, our mission and the work we do is just as critical, if not more so during challenging times. We have compiled a list of local resources for Georgia families.
Parenting During a Pandemic
THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS
Reach Out and Read is supported by hundreds of trusted pediatricians, residents, and medical providers across Georgia who give their time, talents, and expertise to help prepare children living in low-income communities for success in school and in life.
In addition to our medical community, we are extremely grateful to our corporate partners, grant families and individuals that help us reach more children each year. To read our 2019-2020 Year in Review, https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:0d83efd2-eb1c-48ce-a982-77c2bfb5bf20
Atlanta Braves Foundation
Francis Hollis Brain Foundation Fund
Bobbie Bailey Foundation
Greater Valdosta United Way
Pediatric Center for Wellness
Pi Beta Phi Foundation
Scott Hudgens Family Foundation
St. Ives Charity Guild
St. Simons Island Literary Guild
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
The Community Foundation of Northeast Georgia
The Goizueta Foundation
The James Hyde Porter Charitable Trust Foundation
The James M. Cox Foundation
The Macy’s Foundation
The United Way of Greater Atlanta
The Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation
The United Way of Hall County
The Zeist Foundation
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State Government Support
Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS)
Georgia Department of Public Health
Georgia Department of Public Health – Project Launch
Georgia State Charitable Giving Campaign
County Government Support
Fulton County “Funding provided in part by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Department of Community Development CSP Program”Close window
Children’s Hospital of Georgia
Honoring Dr. Terri McFadden Campaign
Kaiser Permanente Georgia
Northpoint Community Church
Old Fourth Ward Pediatrics
Publix Super Markets Charities
Southern Pediatric Clinic
Upson Regional Medical CenterClose window
Individual Support $500+
Jay Berkelhamer, MD, FAAP
Kereese Gayle-Farias, MD, FAAP
Terri McFadden, MD, FAAP
Individual Support $25,000+
Stephanie BlankClose window
All About Books
Barnes and Noble (Mansell, Perimeter, The Avenue Forsyth, Shoppes at River Crossing, The Avenue West Cobb, Riverbend Market, Augusta, Southlake Morrow)
Books A Million (Brunswick, Canton, Dalton, Gainesville, McDonough)
Books for Keeps
DeKalb Summer Reading Club led by the DeKalb Junior League
Pi Beta Phi (First Book donation)
Mayor’s Summer Reading Club led by GEEARS
Reading is Fundamental
Workman PublishingClose window
Books for Keeps
Brain Trust 4 Babies
Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Child Well-Being led by the United Way of Greater
Georgia Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics
Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS)
Georgia Public Library System
Get Georgia Reading Campaign
Georgia Coalition for English Language Learners
Junior League of Atlanta
Mayor’s Summer Reading Club
Read With Malcolm
Talk With Me Baby Campaign
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Atlanta Speech School
The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians
The United Way of Greater Atlanta
Young Men’s Service League, Centennial Chapter
Voices for Georgia’s ChildrenClose window
We want to hear from you!
Georgia’s Executive Director, Amy Erickson provides local leadership and sets strategic priorities for all aspects of our program. Erickson focuses on cultivating key strategic and funding partnerships as well as providing direction to our dynamic and growing programmatic and development team.
Georgia’s Medical Director, Dr. Terri McFadden provides further direction to the program and advocates about the importance of fostering a love of reading in the existing healthcare infrastructure thus bridging the intersection between health and education.
Our dedicated Program Managers provide technical support to our partner medical sites across the state to ensure fidelity to the model.
Our impact is significant and only made possible through our partnerships with over 1,400 pediatricians, providers, and medical staff across the state who implement our early school readiness and brain development intervention voluntarily to the children and families under their care.
Amy B. Erickson, Executive Director Contact Amy Erickson 770.401.6852 Terri McFadden, MD, FAAP, Medical Director Contact Terri McFadden Dipika Sharma, MD, Regional Director, Medical Engagement Contact Dipika Sharma Lorrie Stafford, Development Director Contact Lorrie Stafford Gail Phillips, Program Manager Contact Gail Phillips Karolina Klinker, Program Manager Contact Karolina Klinker Mia Neal, Program Manager Contact Mia Neal