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Reach Out and Read of Greater New York

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Reach Out and Read of Greater New York gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

Each year, over 250,000 children receive books through our program and in many cases, those books are the only books in that family’s home.

Currently, ROR GNY is able to provide books for 79% of the families in our program, with the goal of closing that gap and ensuring that every single child leaves their doctor’s appointment with a new book.

Raising funds is only one way for us to purchase books for our medical centers to distribute to families. We also accept donations of new or very lightly used books and have Amazon wish lists for donors to purchase a book directly.

As a Book Donation Volunteer you will:
  • Research prospective companies with corporate social responsibility initiatives.
  • Perform cold outreach to companies, inviting them to participate in a virtual book drive by purchasing books from an online wish list or collecting new books.
  • Reach out to schools to invite them to host a Book Drive in March for Read Across America Day.
Schools, companies, and individuals can purchase books from a wish list designated to a particular doctor's office or can drop off books at an office in person. For companies looking to make a larger contribution, they can sponsor a program sites entire book needs.

We are a small team and volunteers in this role will help us tremendously with getting more books into the hands of kids.

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About Reach Out and Read of Greater New York

Location:

105 W 86th Street, #330, New York, NY 10024, US

Mission Statement

Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. We build on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop essential early literacy skills in young children via the existing health infrastructure.

Description

In the Greater New York region, we provide books and training to over 230 Reach Out and Read programs in predominantly low-income communities in New York City, Long Island, and the Greater Hudson Valley. As a result of this evidence-based intervention, parents learn new ways to stimulate their children’s literacy development, have more books in their home, and read to their children more. Parents are supported as their children’s first and most important teachers, and children grow up to become avid readers.

Our program is a proven intervention, supported by 15 independent, peer reviewed research studies. Studies were published in renowned journals including Clinical Pediatrics, Journal of the National Medical Association, and Pediatrics. During the preschool years, children served by Reach Out and Read score three to six months ahead of their non-Reach Out and Read peers on vocabulary tests, preparing them to start school on target.

Studies have not only found significant effects on children’s language development, but also benefits to health clinics and the people working there. When evaluating 17 clinics, researchers found that "clinicians at the majority of the study clinics believed that the program boosted clinic morale, increased provider satisfaction, improved patient- clinician relationships, and promoted a literacy-rich environment."

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Donor Management
  • Community Outreach
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour/week
  • Must be comfortable on the phone

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