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Read for RMHC-CR

Be a part of our story!

Read for RMHC-CR is a reading-based community service program that empowers elementary and middle school students to develop lifelong skills while supporting children and families served by RMHC of the Capital Region.

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It’s easy to Read for RMHC-CR! More than 60 schools currently participate in our program. We also welcome small groups and independent readers to join the fun!

2020-2021 Read for RMHC-CR Schools

Albany Academy for Girls
Bell Top Elementary School
Blue Creek Elementary School
Bradt Primary School
Castleton Elementary School
Charlton Heights Elementary School
Eagle Point Elementary School
Fonda-Fultonville Elementary School
Fonda-Fultonville Middle School
Forts Ferry Elementary School
Genet Elementary School
Hoosic Valley Elementary School
Jefferson Elementary School
Ichabod Crane Primary School
Mayfield Elementary School
New Scotland Elementary School
Northville Elementary School
Pinewood Intermediate School
Red Mill Elementary School
Rensselaer Park Elementary School
Richfield Springs Elementary School
Sacandaga Elementary School
Schalmont Middle School
Schoharie Elementary School
St. Clements Regional Catholic School
St. Madeleine Sophie School
Stevens Elementary School
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School

Program participants start by selecting a reading month. During that month, children track each minute they spend reading, and ask family and friends to sponsor their efforts. At the end of the month, donations are gathered and returned to RMHC-CR. Throughout the month, children can also collect donations online through their own personal fundraising pages.

Want to read independently or with a small group? Email ndamato@rmhcofalbany.org to get started!

Thanks to our many program partners, children earn great prizes as they raise funds for RMHC-CR. More importantly, they gain critical reading skills and learn valuable lessons about helping others. In addition, we offer 10% of funds raised back to schools or nonprofit groups who promote this program for their students.

Would you like to join us? Please contact Nancy Damato, Read for RMHC-CR Coordinator, at (518) 438-2655 for more information.

Young girl sits on bench with book next to Ronald McDonald statue
Each year, we look forward to this opportunity for our children to help other children in need through the volunteer gift of reading. Our students love the goal incentives we create each year, like sliming staff members or silly stringing the principal. It is great fun for all!

Lisa Mickle, Principal, Okte Elementary

Before you go, enjoy a story from our online video library!

Support Our Readers

As a Read for RMHC-CR business partner, you can help provide program materials and incentives that foster a love of reading and teach children valuable lessons about serving others.

Bronze Heart Partners

  • Investment: $100-499
  • Name featured on Read for RMHC-CR program materials (reaching more than 25,000 students/families)
  • Name with hyperlink included on Read for RMHC-CR webpage

Silver Heart Partners

  • Investment: $500-999
  • Logo featured on Read for RMHC-CR program materials (reaching more than 25,000 students/families)
  • Logo with hyperlink included on Read for RMHC-CR webpage

Gold Heart Partners

  • Investment: $1,000+
  • Contact Sue Nigra, Director of Development, at (518) 438-2655 to discuss a customized package with enhanced benefits for your business

Use the form below to make your partnership gift online.

Thank You to Our 2020-2021 Business Partners

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Via Aquarium logo
Tri-City ValleyCats logo
Velocity logo
La-Z-Boy logo
Great Escape logo
SRPA logo
CNS logo
Lindenmeyr Munroe logo
Fahrenkopf Tech logo
UAlbany logo
Stewart's Shops logo
16 Handles logo
mel emedia logo
Dave & Busters logo

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