Events

One of the best ways to find out more about Room to Read and help spread the word about our mission to educate children in developing countries is to attend an event in your area. Room to Read has volunteer chapters around the globe that host events to help us raise money and awareness for our programs. If you're interested in attending one of our local events, please download the invitation and/or contact the name listed below. We hope to see you soon at a local Room to Read event!

Please note that events are listed chronologically.

Our volunteers are busy planning a variety of events. Please check back often if your city isn't listed below. For more information about any of the events on this page, please contact events@roomtoread.org.  

Cincinnati, OH
Lobs for Literacy 

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Ticketing and other event information coming soon. 

San Francisco Bay Area
Screening of Girl Rising in Healdsburg

Sunday, February 8, 2015
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Raven Film Center- 415 Center Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film that has already been seen by millions. It’s also a movement for girls’ education that we are proud to support through Room to Read.

Join us on February 8, 2015 to find out how educating girls can change the world — and learn how you can make a difference. Your attendance will send a message: Investing in girls is not just right, it’s smart.

More details and ticket information can be found here

New York, NY 
Beers for Books

Friday, February 20, 2015 7:00pm-9:00pm
Alewife, 5-14 51st Avenue, Queens NY

Join us for a Room to Read Beers for Books party at hot gastropub Alewife (TimeOut magazine raves: “The beers are phenomenal.”) Have a few beers and support a cause worth giving to -- children's literacy. Rockaway Brewing Company is generously donating a bag of craft beer goodies that we’ll raffle off in support of Room to Read. Good people, good drinks …and a good cause.

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1523865037896709/ and click “Going”

Boston, MA 
Reach for the Stars: Destination Global Literacy 

Thursday, February 26, 2015
District Hall 

Please join Room to Read's Boston Chapter for a fundraiser to benefit global literacy and gender equality in education. We are hosting a fun, festive cocktail party to be held at the center of Boston's Innovation District -- District Hall. Enjoy cocktails and gourmet food by Gather, and live music featuring Juanito Pascual, whom NPR calls “one of the hottest flamenco guitarists to emerge in recent years.” An award-winning female a cappella group from Boston University, Chordially Yours, will also perform. Our host for the evening will be Magic 106.7 personality David O'Leary. Expect exciting silent and balloon auctions! 

Visit our event website for more details and information on sponsorship and click here for ticketing information. 

Cincinnati, OH
Lobs for Literacy 

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Ticketing and other event information coming soon. 

Zurich
Jazz Concert: Straymonk Plays Mingus

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Miller’s Studio Seefeldstrasse 225 8008 Zurich

Room to Read Switzerland invites you to the Miller’s Studio for the final concert of Straymonk Plays Mingus. This tribute to Charles Mingus is interpreted both passionately and sensitively by the Zurich jazz quartet, Straymonk.

All proceeds from ticket sales go to Room to Read.

Room to Read thanks Zurich Insurance Company for organizing this concert, and for believing in the importance of our work for global literacy.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

Okanagan, BC
Spring Benefit: Destination Literacy

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Everest Indian Restauran, Unit 1-2430 Main Street, West Kelowna, BC

The Okanagan Chapter of Room to Read invites you to a delicious multi-course meal of Indian and Nepalese cuisine in celebration of Room to Read's 15th Anniversary. Proceeds will fund Room to Read programs in India and Nepal.

More details and ticket information can be found here.

San Francisco Bay Area
Spring Benefit: Destination Literacy

Thursday, April 30, 2015
5:30-6:30 pm VIP Reception 
6:30-9:30 pm Main Event 
The City Club, 155 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

Join the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter and Room to Read's Co-Founder and CEO, Erin Ganju, as we enjoy an evening of wine, food, and fun in support of literacy and girls' education programs in Asia and Africa. Hosted at the City Club, this year’s event will pay homage to the Bay Area’s love of the great outdoors and travel with a special live auction geared towards unique experiences and adventures! 

More details and ticket information coming soon.

Los Angeles
Spring Benefit

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 
6:30-7:30 pm VIP Reception 
7:30-10:30 pm Main Event 
Private Residence 

Join the Los Angeles Chapter and Room to Read's Co-Founder and CEO, Erin Ganju, as we enjoy an evening of wine, food, and fun in support of literacy and girls' education programs in Asia and Africa. There will be a special live auction geared towards travel, unique experiences, and adventures in the Los Angeles area and beyond! 

More details and ticket information coming soon.

Montreal, Quebec 
Room to Read Benefit Cocktail 

Thursday, May 7, 2015 
Bank of Montreal head office, 129 St-Jacques Street Montreal

Don’t miss this year’s Room to Read virtual night flight, hosted by the Bank of Montreal, May 7th, 2015.  Join John Wood, founder of Room to Read, and travel to Destination Global Literacy, a faraway land where the dream of education can become a reality. 

Following the success of last year’s flight, business-class tickets will sell out quickly!  Every dollar raised will be used to fund Room to Read’s programs. An exceptional and inspiring cocktail fundraiser party not to be missed!  

Stay tuned for more details and ticketing information.  

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