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Pediatrician doors are open, let's help them serve Illinois children.

During this crisis, we need YOUR support to help our doctors talk with families about reading, playing and singing at home, creating routines and helping ease all of our anxiety.

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Your support will help us make sure clinics receive new books in Illinois during this crisis.

This summer, Reach Out & Read Illinois is working in coordination with the Illiniois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, to make sure children and families still access their pediatricians for important preventative care, life-saving vaccines, and keeping up healthy habits despite COVID 19. Books and reading aloud is an essential part of well-child visits and YOUR SUPPORT can make sure we can continue to provide books and resources to our pediatricians in Illinois.

Families with young children are incredibly stressed right now.

The COVID 19 crisis as well as systemic inequities and racism has disproportionally affected the families that Reach Out & Read serves in Illinois. As restrictions are lifted, children will flood our clinics.

Your donation will help us prepare for a fall surge of well-child visits and make sure every family can be a part of Reach Out & Read.

For every donation $100 or above, you will be entered to win a raffle prize, curated by our board members and supporting local businesses!

Reach Out & Read Illinois integrates reading aloud in pediatric care. Our network of pediatricians provide families with books and tools they need to make reading and storytelling part of their daily routines. Studies show that children that participate in Reach Out and Read have more advanced language development and are better prepared when they get to school.

In a time when everything is choatic, school being taught at home and through screens and families are stressed and anxious, reading aloud with a children's book can provide a small source of joy, routine and hope. Thank you for being a part of our recovery story!