Mark your calendars for March 1 – 5, 2021.  The Read United initiative provides volunteers an opportunity to share the love of reading with so many local children. We have again partnered with Title I schools and early childcare programs across the Big Bend, resulting in countless smiles and widespread inspiration for reading. Each classroom will receive a set of books to be enjoyed by generations of children that walk through their doors. 

Become a Read United Volunteer:

As a Read United volunteer you can sign up to read to children during this week long event on a date and time convenient to your schedule.  Sign up link coming soon!

Volunteer Details:

Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled time.  Volunteers will receive a “Live United” t-shirt and a bundle of age appropriate children’s books that will be delivered to the school prior to your scheduled visit.  Volunteers will be able to select 2-3 books from the bundle of books to read.  These books will be left for the teacher as our gift to them to use in their classroom.  We ask that volunteers wear the “Live United” t-shirt proudly and ask that volunteers or staff snap a picture and share on our event page or simply tag us in their favorite photos.

For more information about READ UNITED, please contact Molly Lord at 850-414-0853 or