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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 Programs

2023-2024 School Partners

A. W. Becker Elementary School
The Albany Academy
Albany Academy for Girls
Albany School of Humanities Barkley Elementary School
Bell Top Elementary School
Berne-Knox-Westerlo Elementary School
Blue Creek Elementary School
Boulevard Elementary School
Bradt Primary School
Brown School                               
Cambridge Central School Castleton Elementary School
Chango Elementary School
Charlton Heights Elementary School
Corinth Elementary School Duanesburg Elementary School            Eagle 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
Glendaal Elementary School        Glen-Worden Elementary School
Green Meadow Elementary School Holy Spirit School                                Hoosick Falls Elementary School
Hoosic Valley Elementary School
Howe Elementary School Hudson Junior High School Ichabod Crane Primary School  Ichabod Crane Middle School
Jackson Heights Elementary School
Jefferson Elementary School
Karigon Elementary School
Kingsborough Elementary SchoolKnox Middle School             
Lake George Elementary SchoolLatham Ridge Elementary SchoolLinden Avenue Middle School
Loudonville Christian School Lynch Literacy Academy
Malta Avenue Elementary School
Marie Curie Institute
McNulty Academy
Mechanicville Elementary School
Menands School
Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School
New Scotland Elementary School
Northville Elementary Northville Middle School
North Warren Elementary School
Okte Elementary School
Park Terrace Elementary School
Pashley Elementary School
Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary SchoolPine Bush Elementary SchoolPinewood 
Intermediate 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 Salem Central School  Schalmont Middle School
Schoharie Elementary School
Skano Elementary School
St. Clements Regional Catholic School
St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish School
St. Madeleine Sophie School St. Mary’s Catholic School of Waterford
St. Piux X SchoolStamford Central School CROP Program
Stevens Elementary School
Susan Odell Taylor School
Tamarac Elementary School           
Tamarac Middle School                Tecler Elementary School Susan Odell Taylor School
Van Rensselaer Elementary School
Watervliet Elementary School
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central SchoolWoodland 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  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!

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

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