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20th Birthday Breakfast

Thank you to all who attended our 20th Birthday Breakfast on April 20th.  A special thank you to Jim Cosgrove, Dhomonique Ricks, and Honorary Hosts, Pamela Miller and Michael Cummings.

View photos from the Birthday Breakfast

Watch the Birthday Breakfast Video

If you were unable to attend but would like to support our mission, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. 

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Gold Balloon:
Pamela Miller and Michael Cummings

Silver Balloon:

Blue Balloon:
Laura and Lewis Gregory
Pam Madaus and William McLean

Green Balloon:
Sallie Page-Goertz and Kenneth Goertz
Donald J. Hall

Hooked on Books

Hooked on Books

Hooked on Books is an annual book drive competition for schools throughout the metro that takes place in January and February. The school that the collects the most new and gently used books wins bragging rights, a $500 gift certificate from Scholastic Books, and representatives from your school will be invited to Reach Out and Read's annual Breakfast. More importantly, this effort provides a great opportunity for kids to help kids. All books collected are sorted and redistributed to ROR and other organizations and schools needing books.

Thank you to all of the schools that participated! Hooked On Books 2017 collected over 24,000 gently used books for RORKC and other literacy organizations across Kansas City.  Congratulations to Manchester Park Elementary for collecting the most books of any school!

Books On Tap

Reach Out and Read Kansas City's Fall Fundraiser: Books On Tap

Check back for more details on Books On Tap 2017.