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With 258 participating sites in medical clinics across Wisconsin, we provide more than 167,600 children and their families in 55 counties with books and resources to empower parents as their child’s first and best teacher.
Reach Out and Read is a two generation intervention built and backed by science and a 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 a child’s brain development.
Read our latest impact report.
“I would rather walk into a child’s regular checkup without my stethoscope than without a book.”
Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD
Reach Out and Read Medical Director, Wisconsin
THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS
Reach Out and Read Wisconsin is supported by trusted pediatricians, residents and medical providers across the state who give their time, talents and expertise to help support parents in preparing their children for success in school and in life.
In addition to our medical community, we are extremely grateful to our state, community, foundation partners and individuals that help us reach more children each year.
Corporate, Foundation and Government Support
Cascade Asset Management, LLC
Croen Family Foundation
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Hugh J. Andersen Foundation
Pleasant Rowland Foundation
Roots & Wings Foundation
Wernimont Charitable Fund
Wisconsin Department of Children and FamiliesClose window
Health System Partners
UW American Family Children’s HospitalClose window
Individual Donors $500 +
Jane Bartell & John Thompson
Melissa & David Cercone
The Connor Family
Jessica & Jim Doyle
Charles & Linda Lee
Rhona Mahony & Jeremy Bulow
John & Linda Muerer
Wendy Molaska & Keith McClelland
Brain StultsClose window
$250 – $499
Gail Allen & Jeff Hoerning
Matt & Laura Crespin
Marshall and Heidi Fields
Marla and Larry Frank
Zorba & Penny Paster
Richard & Pamela StraussClose window
All About Books
Jo Ann Kopshinsky and clients of Ferris Travel
Too Small to FailClose window
Cooperative Children’s Book Center
Reach Out and Read Partners – Fox Cities
Reach Out and Read Partners – Manitowoc County
United Way of Greater Chippewa Valley
Wisconsin Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Public Library Development
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Wisconsin Infant Toddler Policy Project
Wisconsin Literacy, Inc.
Wisconsin Public Library SystemClose window