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  

Westchester, NY  
A Celebration of Girl Power: Meet Local Author Annabel Monaghan

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
6:30 pm 
The Voracious Reader, 1997 Palmer Ave., Larchmont, NY 

A Celebration of Girl Power” will be the theme of a book talk and signing with teen author, Annabel Monaghan, hosted at Larchmont bookstore, The Voracious Reader, in partnership with the Westchester Chapter of Room to Read. This wonderful event is free! 

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.


Vancouver, BC
Film Screening: Sound of Mumbai

Presented by Odlum Brown
In partnership with Indian Summer Festival
Thursday, March 5, 2015
VIP reception 5:30pm; Film 7:00 pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Woodward's
149 West Hastings Street
For more details and tickets: here 
Join us on for a VIP Reception with Maestro Bramwell Tovey followed by the inspiring documentary "The Sound of Mumbai." All proceeds benefit Room to Read education projects in India.


Okanagan, BC
Taste of Nepal & India

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! 

Buy your tickets here!

New York City
Spring Benefit

Thursday, April 30
6:00pm - 7:00pm VIP Reception with John Wood
7:00pm Main Event
Broad Street Ballroom- 41 Broad Street, 10004 
The New York Chapter invites you to join us at our annual Spring Benefit. Enjoy an elegant evening of cocktails and hors d' oeuvres, an inspirational presentation by John Wood and both a live and silent auction.

Ticketing 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!  

For more details and ticketing information, please see

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