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For the Love of Books Breakfast


In 2022, Reach Out and Read Kansas City will celebrate its 25th anniversary serving our community!

We invite you to join the celebration by attending our first special event of the new year. The 2022 For the Love of Books Breakfast will be VIRTUAL again this year!  We all need to stay healthy!  

Please tune in on February 17th for a shortened program starting at 8:00am and lasting about 45 minutes.  Our emcee, Gina Kaufmann of KCUR will take us through the morning as we hear from our honorary host and co-founder, Michele Kilo, a sweet story about a family currently in our program, our keynote children's book author - Natasha Wing and more.  We can't wait to 'see' you online and celebrate all year long!
 

Have you heard about the Golden Ticket Raffle?

One lucky winner will win:

  • A dinner for 8-10 people
  • Prepared by two local chefs (Chefs Anouram Thomson of Anousone and Doug McNay of Norcini, both at Strang Hall) on a mutually agreeable night.
  • Including wine pairings 
  • And no grocery shopping or cooking for the night!

The winner will be announced live on February 17th!

The Golden Ticket raffle supports school readiness for Kansas City children and families. Each ticket purchased provides a library of books for one child in the ROR-KC program.  Will you be the lucky winner?  Only 150 raffle tickets will be sold!  Buy your tickets now before they sell out!  Please click here for terms and conditions.

Find out more information by texting RORKC22 to 243725 or by clicking HERE.


We are excited to have children's book author is Natasha Wing join us as this year's keynote speaker. Natasha's best-selling children's book "The Night Before Kindergarten" is given out in the ROR-KC Kindergarten Book Bags during the four-year-old well-child visit. Hear her inspiration behind the story and how it is helping children all over the world get ready for school success.







Tri-Event Sponsors:

Thank you for sponsoring ALL of our 2022 Events!











Michael Cummings and Pamela Miller

Sallie Page-Goertz and Kenneth Goertz

Baby & Child Associates

Humana

Tom and Teresa Walsh

Bliss Books & Wine

Lucas Commercial Flooring

Cathy and Joe McCaddon

MVP Law

Tanya Rodecker-Wendt and Samuel Wendt

Swope Health

The University of Kansas Health System - Pediatrics

Monica Tiffany

Kathy Palermo


For the Love of Books breakfast sponsors:

Frank and Kris Cappo

Hallmark Cards, LLC

Merck Foundation -- Matching Sponsor

Michele Kilo -- Honorary Host

Pamela Madaus and William McLean, III

Anne and Bill Blessing

Laura and Lewis Gregory 

Don Hall, Sr.

MarksNelson, LLC

The DeBruce Foundation - Paul & Linda DeBruce

All About Books

Tom and Judy Bowser

Commerce Bank

Jean Harty

Tension Envelope

David and Betty Lowe


Thank you to our Breakfast Planning Committee: 
ROR-KC Vice Board Chair Ben Gebhards, Cynthia Fry, Derek Gale, Victoria Whitebread, and Tiffany Wu.  Also to Guadalupe Centers High School Students: Mariana, Ashaly, and Yaneth and teachers: Brianna Eberle and Keith Schoen.

Race To Read

Get ready for some family fun!
Reach Out and Read Kansas City will be hosting the Race to Read Family Walk!

The 2022 Race to Read Family Walk involves physical activity, literacy and special family bonding!

You will be able to read and enjoy two children's books along the park's path by walking to a display of each page. When you finish one story, you can turn around to the other side of the display and begin the next story, walking in the opposite direction.

For information about the event, click HERE.


A BIG Thank You to our Race to Read Sponsors:


















Michael Cummings and Pamela Miller

Sallie Page-Goertz and Kenneth Goertz

Baby & Child Associates

Humana

Tom and Teresa Walsh

Bliss Books & Wine

Lucas Commercial Flooring

Cathy and Joe McCaddon

MVP Law

Tanya Rodecker-Wendt and Samuel Wendt

Swope Health

The University of Kansas Health System - Pediatrics

Monica Tiffany

Kathy Palermo

In-Kind Donors

McLain's Bakery

Fat Brain Toys

Cookies and Creamery

B&B Movie Theatres

Hen House

Kansas City Zoo

Books On Tap 2021


WOW! Our 10th annual fall fundraiser, Books On Tap 2021, was our most successful yet! 

We raised over $25,000 dollars for early childhood literacy!


Whether you enjoyed selecting a mystery bottle of wine from our Advisory Board-sponsored Wine Pull, tasted cotton candy from our friends at Cottontale KC, struck a pose with My Social Shutterbug KC's Photo Booth or played some pickleball, this year's Books On Tap at Chicken N Pickle was unforgettable.

A special thank you to everyone that helped us surpass our $2,021 Fund-A-Need goal totaling $2,165 during and after the event!

We want to extend a HUGE thank you to The Patterson Family Foundation and all of our Books On Tap Sponsors that have made this event possible!

A special thank you to the ROR-KC Advisory Board for sponsoring the Wine Pull! 

Please help us thank our Books On Tap Committee volunteers and staff for their time and dedication: Ellen Quinn ROR-KC Event and Communications Coordinator, Megan McClure Co-Chair, Ashley Rovirosa Co-Chair , Eli Colmenero ROR-KC Board Chair, Karen Houston Howell, Meredith Maag, Anh Pham, Brandy Reed and Victoria Whitebread.

We already can't wait until next year!

Thank you to our event sponsors!






Will You Sponsor a Child's Success in 2022?



Each year we host three signature events (For the Love of Books Breakfast, Race to Read Family Walk and Books On Tap), which bring in more than one-third of the funds we need to buy over 65,000 books each year and train medical providers to administer our program.

Sponsors enable us to host these fun events and build literacy in our community. Sponsorships are for everyone - individuals, organizations and businesses.

Please consider sponsoring one, two or three of our events in 2022! Questions? Please contact ROR-KC at reachoutandread@kumc.edu or call 913-588-2793 today

 

Sponsorship Benefits

2022 For the Love of Books Breakfast

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Sponsorship Levels

# of Tickets

Verbal Recognition

Event Signage

Website Presence

Social Media Recognition

Print Recognition

Book Lover

$20,000

20 The Independent

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Valentne

$10,000

10

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sweetheart

$5,000

8

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Crush

$2,500

6

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Admirer

$1,500

4

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

Table Host: Darling

$1,000

10

 

 

 

 

Yes

Friend

$500

2

 

 

 

 

Yes

Red Heart

$250

2

 

 

 

 

 

Pink Heart

$150

2

 

 

 

 

 

 Race to Read Family Walk            Saturday, April 30 thru May 9

 

Sponsorship Levels

# of Tickets

Verbal Recognition

Event Signage

Website Presence

Social Media Recognition

Print Recognition

Bookworm

$15,000

15

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Chapter Book

$5,000

10

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Picture Book

$2,500

8

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bilingual Book

$1,000

4

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Board Book

$500

3

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

Bedtme Story

$250

2

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

Bookmark

$150

1

 

 

 

 

Yes

                                         Books On Tap Happy Hour, Sept. 2022

Sponsorship Levels

# of Tickets

Verbal Recognition

Event Signage

Website Presence

Social Media Recognition

Print Recognition

Party Host

$10,000

25 VIP

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bartender

$5,000

20

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Top Shelf

$2,500

10

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Craft Master

$2,000

8

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Brewer

$1,000

6

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

Full Barrel

$500

4

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

The Pitcher

$150

2

 

 

 

 

Yes

Thank you for your support!