Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas-Fort Worth

A volunteer-run chapter of Room to Read

About Us

About Us Volunteer

Our chapter is made up of committed individuals who believe that World Change Starts with Educated Children.

We are part of a global network of changemakers bringing Room to Read to our communities and raising the critical funds we need to make education a reality for millions of children.

Together we will raise more money than we ever could alone and we are so excited for you to come along on our journey to change the world through education.

Why Room to Read?

Room to Read keeps their overhead well below the industry average to maximize the percentage of your contributions that go toward their programs, and they spend their program funds wisely so that missions of children may benefit from their work.

Room to read target two critical milestones during a child's school years that can dramatically impact a child's life and their future generations. They concentrate on literacy learning during first and second grades because once a child reaches third grade without basic literacy skills, it is extremely difficult for the child to catch up. To us this means a child develops both the skills and habits of reading which they believe together contribute to lifelong learning. They also concentrate efforts during a girl's transition into secondary school in sixth and seventh grades when she has a high risk of dropping out of school because wages for girls increase by 15-25% for each additional year a girl remains in secondary school.

If you'd rather send a check, please mail the check to: Room to Read, 465 California St Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94104

Happy New Year!

January 3, 2019

 

We are so thankful to all our 2018 supporters! Some of you have been with us since the beginning of our chapter and others, we have had the pleasure of meeting this year!  One thing continues to bring us together: World Change Starts With Educated Children.  

This year in 2019, we have a few items on the agenda such as Beers for Books, Strikes for Literacy, and Booktoberfest.  As events come up, we'll post via our social media, so be sure to like our Facebook page for the latest updates or you can email dallas@roomtoread.org to get more involved with the chapter! 

Our final two fall events from 2018 - Booktoberfest and the BMW Marathon relay - both grew! We had two new community partners, Sunset Writings and Curated Chaos Designs, joining us for Booktoberest.  Also, the BMW Marathon relay saw TWO Room to Read teams this year: Team Asia and Team Africa.  Both events surpassed  their financial goals, which created more opportunities for local language books and children to become lifelong readers. We have a few photos from each event below.  We also send a HUGE thank you to Linda and Jim Forrest for hosting the December volunteer appreciation potluck again at their beautiful home. 

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We are so grateful to Legal Draft Beer, Co. for being our hosts for another year and KB's Brats for once again giving a percentage of their food sales to support Room to Read's mission. We could not have done our event without their support!

 

 

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 Team Asia and Team Africa each collectively ran 26.2 miles.  These teams also know how to have a great time while raising funds for education. The wind and cold temperature didn't deter them one bit.  If you're interested in combining running, cycling, yoga or any activity that gets you "active for education" let us know and we can set up a fundraising page for you. 

 

Join us for Strikes for Literacy in partnership with Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek on September 11

August 21, 2018

A Taste of Room to Read (In Vino)

April 27, 2018

A great night full of Asian and Africa delicacies! Thank you to Times Ten Cellars for hosting us once again. And thank you to all our volunteers, donors, AND tasters! It was an auction with a twist, and you did not shy away from crickets, kelp chips or white fungus drinks!

Check out all our photos from the event on our Facebook page: Click here!

Contact Our Chapter

dallas@roomtoread.org

 

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Thanks to the dedication and work of the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter.

10,823 children and their communities benefited

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