Anderson Children's Foundation

Read With Me

Read With Me Volunteer Programs

Books for Needy Children in Coachella Valley (2018-2019, 2016-2017)

Read With Me is an organization that aims to bring the joy of reading to underprivileged children in the Coachella Valley. Regular book drives help the organization to acquire books, which are distributed to six Coachella Valley schools. Children receive the books either during Dr. Suess Week or before the holidays as a special gift. When there is a surplus of books, students are invited to take them home for the summer; the rest are left in libraries and schools. With greater access to books, these children improve reading skills and become more proficient in English; particularly important in families where English is spoken as a second language. This instills a lifelong confidence and love of books.