Read Aloud Month

Reading aloud is one of the most important activities to help prepare children for school and learning. Researchers recommend reading to your child from birth onward for at least 15 minutes per day. Not only does reading aloud improve a child’s literacy skills and language development, it nurtures a passion for reading and strengthen bonds.

According to Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook, “students who read the most, read the best, achieve the most, and stay in school the longest.”

At Read and Feed, we want to give kids an appetite for reading and make it fun and exciting. Our tutors help the children improve their reading and writing skills while building confidence so that they are equipped with the tools for a successful future.

March is National Read Aloud Month, and we are celebrating by having children from several of our sites read a couple of pages of the book I can Read with My Eyes Shut! by Dr. Seuss. Each Friday, we’ve been posting one segment of the book on Facebook. Please take a moment to watch the complete video. The kids worked hard, and it's super cute.

Volunteer Spotlight
Read and Feed is fortunate to have a new Communications and Marketing intern- Jessica Millhorn. Jess found out about us from a Google search, and she was inspired by all of the wonderful things she read. Jess wanted to get involved with Read and Feed because of her strong love for reading and helping people.
When asked about her experience thus far, Jess said, "I am so happy to be interning for Read and Feed! Seeing the kids smiling faces at the sites is one of the best feelings in the world. I love being able to post on social media to show people more about how great Read and Feed is!"

Favorite book: The Giver by Lois Lowry.Jess has read this book at least a hundred times. 
Diversify our Books
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Diversify our Books campaign. We added 15 new book titles and almost 100 books to our collection that feature African American characters. It is important for us to have books that all of our participants can relate to and enjoy.
We have a new RV!
Read and Feed is excited to announce that we added a new RV to our fleet. The Leadership Raleigh group from the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce has begun the process of transforming the RV into a mobile classroom. Stay tuned to social media to see our progress.
Upcoming Events
Feed the Reader Breakfast
Wednesday, May 2 from 8-9 am
North Raleigh Hilton: 3415 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh

The breakfast is an opportunity for people to learn about the impact that Read and Feed is making in the community. Tickets are $25. If you are a current volunteer, you can bring a guest for free!
For sponsorship information, click here.
All sponsorships include a table for 8 guests.

Please contact if you have any
questions or concerns.

Free screening of RESILIENCE
Monday, May 21st at 5:30 pm
Grace Bible Fellowship
9043 Chapel Hill Rd., Cary

Resilience is a documentary that explores the science of toxic stress and its relationship to Adverse Childhood Experiences. The film explains the movement among pediatricians, social welfare professionals, educators and communities to use the research to break cycles of violence, addiction and disease that began in childhood.

Durham Bulls Night!
Sunday, June 3 at 5:10 pm
409 Blackwell St, Durham

Come out for a fun night with Read and Feed. 
Tickets are only $10, and we get $5 for every ticket purchased.

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Board of Directors

Pamela Meek, President
Tina Vrabel, Vice President
Kathryn Raymond, Treasurer
Jan Frantz, Founder & Past President
James Stem, Secretary
Anuja Acharya
Lisa Malmberg
Christopher Meredith
Mike Owens
Liz Prue
Greg Rideout
Doug Short
Calvin Stevens
Sue Stevens
Benjamin A. Swaney
Larry Swaney
Advisory Council

Marty Clayton
Jill Donovan
Jan Frantz
Bobbie Furr
Elizabeth Galecke
LaRinda Huntley-Kaplan
Leslie Ann Jackson
George Jordan
Pamela Meek
Cecile Noel
Suzanne Stroud

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