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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.

Read for RMHC of the Capital Region logo

It’s easy to Read for RMHC-CR! 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!

2020-2021 School and Library Partners

Albany Academy for Girls
Albany School of Humanities
Altamont Elementary School
Argyle Elementary School
Bell Top Elementary School
Berne-Knox-Westerlo Elementary School
Blue Creek Elementary School
Bradt Primary School
Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls
Brown School
Brunswick Community Library
Castleton Elementary School
Charlton Heights Elementary School
Colonie Library
Eagle Point Elementary 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
Hoosic Valley Elementary School
Ichabod Crane Primary School
Jefferson Elementary School
Karigon Elementary School
Latham Ridge Elementary School
Mayfield Elementary School
McNulty Academy
Mechanicville Elementary School
Menands School
Middleburgh Elementary School
Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School
New Scotland Elementary School
North Warren Elementary School
Northville Elementary School
Okte Elementary School
Orenda Elementary School
Pashley Elementary School
Pinewood Intermediate School
Pleasant Avenue Elementary School
Radez Elementary School
Red Mill Elementary School
Rensselaer Park Elementary School
Richfield Springs Elementary School
Ryder Elementary School
Sacandaga Elementary School
Schalmont Middle School
Schoharie Elementary School
Skano Elementary School
St. Ambrose School
St. Clements Regional Catholic School
St. Jude the Apostle School
St. Madeleine Sophie School
St. Mary’s School
St. Piux X School
Stamford Central School
Stevens Elementary School
Tecler Elementary School
Valley Falls Free Library
Van Rensselaer Elementary School
Voorheesville Central School
Voorheesville Public Library
Warren Street Elementary School
Waterford-Halfmoon Elementary School
William H. Barton Intermediate School
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School
Wood Road Elementary School
Woodland Hill Montessori 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.

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

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

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 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
SRPA logo
CNS logo
Lindenmeyr Munroe logo
Fahrenkopf Tech logo
Adirondack Country Store logo
mel emedia logo
16 Handles logo
Stewart's Shops logo
UAlbany Athletics Logo

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