Last year BAE Systems' employees donated more than $50,000 to United Through Reading in one month, which, when paired with BAE Systems' matching funds, amounted to more than $75,000 to buy books to send to United Through Reading commands around the world. Thank you!
This year, the funds raised through BAE Systems Employee Giving Campaign will go directly to program support. Your donation will have a profound impact on military families:
“United Through Reading filled a communication void with my two-year old son. He interacted with the video of me reading, and my wife reported back on the parts of the story that he responded to and what he said. I felt like I was having a dialogue with him that I couldn't have had by any other means.” ~Deployed parent, United States Marine Corps
A dialogue with a child might be taken for granted by parents who come home from work each night. But such conversations become small miracles for parents who are halfway around the world. On the other side of the world, they bring comfort and joy to young children who miss Mom or Dad. Instantly, that child’s hero is in the room, reading a familiar story, using funny voices, and pointing to the illustrations. It feels like they are together again. And for that moment, they are.
If you are interested in the United Through Reading program, please join us in bringing Mom or Dad home for storytime each night by clicking on the Donate Now tab on the left, and give what you can.