Fundraising events are critical to the Reach Out and Read KC program. They bring in a third of the funds we need to get 74,000 books into the hands of the local children and families who need them each year.
Each year we hold three signature events: Our For the Love of Books Breakfast in February, the Race to Read 5K in the spring and our Books On Tap happy hour, which takes place in September. We accept sponsorships year-round, and offer packages that include sponsoring one, two or all three events. We have a wide range of sponsors, including individuals, organizations and businesses. There's something for everyone. Thank you to all of our sponsors!
Click here for an overview of our sponsorship options.
Click here to learn about sponsoring the For the Love of Books Breakfast.
Click here to learn about sponsoring Race to Read 5K.
Click here to learn about sponsoring Books On Tap.
Please feel free to contact Jenny Horsley at email@example.com if you have any questions!
Join schools throughout the metro for Reach Out and Read Kansas City's 22nd annual Hooked on Books book drive competition. The school that collects the most new and gently used books per student wins bragging rights, a pizza party for one classroom plus a special read aloud visit from Ruby Reads, and $250 from Reach Out and Read Kansas City to purchase books for your school library.
Most importantly, Hooked on Books provides a great opportunity for kids to help kids. All books collected are sorted and redistributed to other organizations and schools who need your help.
The 2020 For the Love of Books Breakfast is next week and we have some exciting changes to tell you! We'll be in a new location at Grand Street Cafe and we'll hear from two local authors, Aja James (daughter of former Kansas City Mayor Sly James) and Audrey Masoner. Together, they wrote a children's book "Mayor Sly and the Magic Bow Tie: A Kansas City Adventure" featuring former Kansas City Mayor Sly James.
To kick off the morning, ROR-KC's Advisory Board Chair Tanya Rodecker-Wendt and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas will proudly endorse Read Out And Read Kansas City's commitment to the community as FOX-4's Emmy Award winning reporter Shannon O'Brien will Emcee and ROR-KC Medical Director, Sallie Page-Goertz, APRN and her husband Kenneth Goertz, MD will be our hosts throughout the event.
If you are interested in sponsoring the For the Love of Books Breakfast, click here for more information.
Our 8th annual Books on Tap happy hour networking event was held on September 18th, 2019 at the River Market Event Place, and was our most successful to date!
Literacy supporters gathered to enjoy delicious local food and drinks, take part in a unique silent auction and raffle and raise funds for ROR-KC. Thank you to all who attended and made it a great night!
Books on Tap proceeds provide books and literacy advice to low-income families throughout the Kansas City area.
Our 2020 Event will take place on Wednesday, September 16th, and will once again be held at the River Market Event Place. We are accepting sponsors now. Click here for more information about sponsoring Books On Tap in 2020, and here for information about our 2020 sponsorship packages for all three signature events.
Thank you to our 2019 Brewer Level sponsors, who helped to make this event possible:
Contact Jenny Horsley with questions about sponsoring an ROR-KC event.
(913) 588 - 2793
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