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Advancing Equity in Literacy

Heart of Missouri United Way believes every child can learn how to read. To maintain grade-level reading, kids need 10 grade-level books in their home. We also know that children are most interested in reading when they can relate to the characters in books. Read Across Columbia puts inclusive book titles into the hands of all first and second grade students at our five elementary schools with the lowest reading proficiency scores and highest free-and-reduced lunch rates. Every Spring and Fall we provide 4 inclusive book titles + a certificate for 1 free book from the Daniel Boone Regional Library. By reaching kids that most need support, we are advancing equity in education.

Your gift of $15 provides one book for a literacy kit. $25 provides one book and supporting literacy kit materials. $75 provides one child a semester of literacy support (1 literacy kit). $150 provides one child annual literacy support (2 literacy kits).

You can support literacy. Donate today!


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