United through Reading
By Tanesha Hayes, Volunteer
The saying, “It’s the little things that matter” holds a great deal of weight for those who serve in the Armed Forces. Little things like saying goodnight, seeing facial expressions from the person you adore, and even story time are to be cherished, yet they are hard-to-have moments for soldiers and their families while physically separated. When service members are deployed or on TDY (temporary duty yonder), they want to continue sharing bonding experiences with the special children in their lives.
For service members looking to keep reading time a consistent thing no matter where they are, United Through Reading provides them with that experience. It’s literally, ‘storytime on demand’ for children. United Through Reading (UTR) understands the importance of the‘little things’ and that sharing a special moment, like reading together, can bridge even the furthest distance between families and service members.