Who We Serve

Our Mission

To facilitate supportive relationships for children through family and friends reading aloud with them. 

Our Vision

That all children will feel the security of caring adult relationships and develop a love of reading through the read-aloud experience.

Using reading as a way to say, "I love You"

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Mother and Program Beneficiary

“My son was extremely proud of the book afterward, carrying it around with him everywhere. He then later decides to re-read the book to his baby brother!”

Father and Program Beneficiary

“This is priceless… It actually touches my children, unlike other means… Anytime they pick up a book they will remember that I took the time to care enough to read to them, together. Please continue to bring our kids a smile.”

Program Volunteer

“Volunteering for Reading Legacies comes with an invisible badge of honor that I wear proudly on my heart, knowing that, through the book which an inmate reads and the video of him reading it, a bond with his child/ren is made and/or sustained.”

Latest Articles, Podcasts, and Interviews

Click the logo to learn how Reading Legacies is making a difference in our community.

New York Times

"Storytime Lets Fathers Form Bonds From Behind Bars"

CBS8 Interview

With a former program participant, Kory Russell.

Reach Out and Read

Podcast episode featuring former program participant, Greg Williams.

3 Steps You Can Take

To Positively Impact the Life Of A Child

1. Donate

Your contribution helps bring families together through the magic of reading. These experiences make an important difference in the lives of children.

Click here to make a contribution today. 

2. Volunteer

Our work would not be possible without the dedication of our incredible volunteers. Whether you’re a parent, a student, or just looking to give back to your community, we’ll help you find a volunteer role that’s right for you. 

Click here to learn about our current volunteer opportunities. 

3. Make a Lasting Impact

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, thousands of children are read to through our programs each year. All of our donors and volunteers receive our quarterly and annual reports to stay up-to-date on the impact they’ve made in the lives of children and families. 

Click here to view our 2020 Annual Report.