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Here’s your chance to make a difference in the lives of new readers! Help us distribute books to Kern’s low- and moderate-income families, through our Book of the Month Club, New Parent Kits, and Home Libraries.

  • $10 Provides Four New Books – Your donation will cover the cost of four new books for new readers.
  • $100 Provides a Home Library – Your donation will provide a 15-book library into the home of an at-risk family.
  • $125 Sponsors a Raising a Reader Student – Your donation will sponsor one child for an entire year of Raising a Reader programming, exposing them to over 100 different titles.
  • $300 Provides a Month of New Parent Kits – Your generous donation will provide 50 New Parent Kits that will be distributed through Kern Medical, Delano Regional Medical Center, Black Infant Health Initiative, and other medical organizations. Kits include a child development guide and a book especially for newborns.
  • $500 Sponsors the Book of the Month Club – Your generous gift will cover the costs of running the Book of the Month Club for one month. A special book plate will let over 300 new readers know who you are!

Give the gift of reading today, right HERE!

Our Focus

Early Childhood Literacy

Financial Stability

Homelessness and Hunger

We are all part of this community and together we can make it succeed. At United Way of Kern County we believe that UNITED we can make change happen... one day at a time.
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