Reach Out and Read works with parents and educators to ensure kindergarten-aged children have basic literacy skills and are ready for school. These basic skills include recognizing the letters of the alphabet, being able to tell stories, and knowing words are printed left-to-write.
Since its founding in 1989, the program has distributed more than 50 million books. You can support Reach Out and Read's mission by donating, volunteering, or even just following the organization on Twitter.
Reach Out and Read has a three-star rating from Charity Navigator.