United Through Reading

The hardest hit members of a military family are often the youngest. Day-to-day life without a parent can be sad and confusing. So imagine the thrill on a child’s face when he or she sees and hears a bedtime story read by mom or dad. The USO partnership with United Through Reading® allows our deployed troops the ability to read their kids a bedtime book and virtually be there, even when they can’t be there in-person.

Service men and women simply read a book aloud while being recorded on DVD for their child. This service is available at each of our 6 USO of Illinois Centers. The DVD and book are mailed to the child and family back home. All recording equipment, books, packing and shipping materials are supplied by the USO.

Founded in 1989, United Through Reading® is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) public benefit organization. The mission of United Through Reading® is to unite military families facing physical separation by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud together. For more information, please visit www.unitedthroughreading.org.

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