Literacy is a Right for All Children

WAKE Up and Read is a community coalition made up of 30+ committed organizations working together toward one common goal — improving childhood literacy.

Over 1 Million Books Collected and Counting

Raising readers takes a village...

Why I Volunteer at WAKE Up and Read

I want to see our children succeed in life, and reading is a critical skill in achieving that success. Physical books that a child can touch, keep, and own help make reading enjoyable and personal. Being able to be a part of the process that places that book into a child’s hands is rewarding. Plus, the staff of WAKE Up and Read are solid and down-to-earth, my fellow volunteers are fun to “work” with (it’s not really work), and the snacks are abundant, varied, and tasty!