United Through Reading

United Through Reading (UTR) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public benefit organization that has served military families for more than 29 years. UTR’s mission is to unite military families facing physical separation by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud together. UTR offers service members the opportunity to be video-recorded reading storybooks to their children at home which eases the stress of separation, maintains positive emotional connections, and cultivates a love of reading and early childhood literacy.  UTR is available on military installations in the US and overseas, forward operating bases, deployed U.S. Navy and Coast Guard assets, and at select partner host-sites. The video-recordings and books are sent home to the child to be enjoyed over and over again providing the comfort of shared storytime. For more information, please visit www.unitedthroughreading.org.