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Be a part of our story!

Read for RMHC-CR is a reading-based community service program that gives participants the opportunity to use their individual skills and interests to support children and families served by RMHC of the Capital Region. Readers gather sponsors for the reading they plan to do over a month’s time, and all the donations they earn are used to give love and support to families dealing with serious childhood illnesses and injuries.

School & Library-Based Programs

2021-2022 School & Library Partners

A. W. Becker Elementary School
Academy of the Holy Names
Albany Academy for Girls
Albany School of Humanities
Altamont Elementary School
Barkley Elementary School
Bell Top Elementary School
Berne-Knox-Westerlo Elementary School
Blessed Sacrament School
Blue Creek Elementary School
Boulevard Elementary School
Bradt Primary School
Brown School
Castleton Elementary School
Catskill Elementary School
Chango Elementary School
Charlton Heights Elementary School
Colonie Library
Corinth Elementary School
Duanesburg Elementary School
Eagle Point Elementary School
Edinburg Common School
Elsmere Elementary School
Farnsworth Middle School
Fonda-Fultonville Elementary School
Fonda-Fultonville Middle School
Forts Ferry Elementary School
Genet Elementary School
Gilboa-Conesville Central School
Glen-Worden Elementary School
Glendaal Elementary School
Gordon Creek Elementary School
Henry Johnson Charter School
Hoosic Valley Elementary School
Hoosick Falls Central School
Howe Elementary School
Hudson Falls Kindergarten Center
Hudson Falls Primary School
Hudson Falls Intermediate School
Ichabod Crane Primary School
Jefferson Elementary School
Karigon Elementary School
Kingsborough Elementary School
Lanesborough Elementary School
Latham Ridge Elementary School
Linden Avenue Middle School
Malta Avenue Elementary School
Marie Curie Institute
Mater Christi School
Mayfield Elementary School
McNulty Academy
Mechanicville Elementary School
Menands School
Middleburgh Elementary School
Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School
Moreau Elementary School
Myer Elementary School
New Scotland Elementary School
North Warren Elementary School
Northville Elementary School
Okte Elementary School
Orenda Elementary School
Park Terrace Elementary School
Pashley Elementary School
Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary School
Pine Bush Elementary School
Pinewood Intermediate School
Pleasant Avenue Elementary School
Radez Elementary School
Red Mill Elementary School
Rensselaer Park Elementary School
Riccardi Reads for Ronald
Richfield Springs Elementary School
Ryder Elementary School
Sacandaga Elementary School
SAEC BOCES
Salem Central School
Schalmont Middle School
Schoharie Elementary School
Schuylerville Elementary School
Shatekon Elementary School
Skano Elementary School
South Kortright Central School
St. Clements Regional Catholic School
St. Jude the Apostle School
St. Madeleine Sophie School
St. Piux X School
St. Thomas the Apostle School
Stamford Central School CROP
Stevens Elementary School
Stillwater Elementary School
Stuart M. Townsend Elementary School
Tamarac Elementary School
Tecler Elementary School
Van Rensselaer Elementary School
Van Schaick Grade School
Warren Street Elementary School
Waterford-Halfmoon Elementary School
Watervliet Elementary School
West Sand Lake Elementary School
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School
Wood Road Elementary School
Woodland Hill Montessori School
Worcester Elementary School

For readers ages 14 and under, Read for RMHC-CR runs in partnership with area elementary and middle schools. Many schools participate in our program already, and we are always happy to have new schools join us. We also welcome local libraries, small groups and independent readers to be a part of our story!

Program participants start by selecting a reading month. During that month, students track the time 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, participants can also collect donations online through their own personal fundraising pages.

Thanks to our many program partners, participants 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/members.

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

Resources for Readers graphic with books

Don’t miss our resources for young readers, featuring the RMHC-CR Video Story Library and book recommendations from our teen volunteers!

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Read & Raise Book Club

Now, readers ages 15 and up can join in the fun of reading for RMHC-CR with our Read & Raise Book Club! Click the link to learn more and register online today. To join the Read & Raise Book Club as part of a team, please email Nancy Damato with your team name and contact information, and we’ll follow up with everything you need to get started!

Father and son reading Goodnight Moon at the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat at Krantz Cottage

Thank You to Our 2021-2022 Business Partners

Apex Entertainment logo
Via Aquarium logo
Tri-City ValleyCats logo
Velocity logo
B95.5 Logo
FLY 92.3 Logo
La-Z-Boy logo
Great Escape logo
Complete Network 636x436
Fahrenkopf Tech logo
mel emedia logo
SRPA logo
Adirondack Country Store logo
RPI Football Logo
Stewart's Shops logo
UAlbany Athletics Logo

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