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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

2022-2023 School & Library Partners

A. W. Becker Elementary School
Academy of the Holy Names
The Albany Academy
Albany Academy for Girls
Albany School of Humanities
Algonquin Middle School
Altamont Elementary School
Barkley Elementary School
Bell Top Elementary School
Berne-Knox-Westerlo Elementary School
Bethlehem Central Middle 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
The Doane Stuart 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
Hoosic Valley Elementary School
Hoosick Falls Elementary School
Hoosick Falls Middle School

Howe Elementary School
Hudson Falls Kindergarten Center
Hudson Falls Primary School
Hudson Falls Intermediate School
Hudson Falls Middle School
Ichabod Crane Primary School
Ichabod Crane Middle School
Jefferson Elementary School
Karigon Elementary School
Kingsborough Elementary School

Linden Avenue Middle School
Lisha Kill Middle School
Loudonville Christian School
Lynch Literacy Academy
Malta Avenue Elementary School
Marie Curie Institute
McNulty Academy
Mechanicville Elementary School
Menands School
Middleburgh Elementary School
Middleburgh Library
Milton Terrace Elementary School
Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School
Moreau Elementary School
New Scotland Elementary School
North Albany Elementary School
North Warren Elementary School
Northville Elementary School
Okte 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
Queensbury Elementary School
Radez Elementary School
Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Middle School
Red Mill Elementary School
Rensselaer Park Elementary School
Riccardi Reads for Ronald
Richfield Springs Elementary School
Rosendale Elementary School
Ryder Elementary School
Sacandaga Elementary School
Salem Central School
Schalmont Middle School
Schoharie Elementary School
Schuylerville Elementary School
Shatekon Elementary School
Skano Elementary School
South Kortright Central School
Spindle City Vineyard
St. Clements Regional Catholic School
St. Madeleine Sophie School
St. Piux X School
Stamford Central School
Stevens Elementary School
Tamarac Elementary School
Tecler Elementary School
Van Rensselaer Elementary School
Warren Street Elementary School
Watervliet Elementary School
William H. Barton Intermediate 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!

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Thank You to Our 2022-2023 Business Partners

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National Grid Logo
Velocity logo
UAlbany Athletics Logo
Tri-City ValleyCats logo
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FLY 92.3 Logo
La-Z-Boy logo
SRPA logo
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Fahrenkopf Tech logo
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Adirondack Country Store logo
Great Escape logo
RPI Football Logo
Saratoga Springs Publishing Logo with carousel horse
Stewart's Shops logo

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