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Be a part of our story!

With the Read & Raise Book Club, teens and adults (ages 15+) can use their love of reading to help families with sick children in our community. While you enjoy the comfort of a good book (or two, or three…) you’ll be bringing comfort, hope and love to families struggling with serious childhood illnesses or injuries. Here’s how it works:

REGISTER: Complete the form below to sign up for the Read & Raise Book Club. Once you’ve submitted your registration form, check your email for further instructions.

READ: For a period of one month, you’ll spend time reading whatever you like to support the children and families served by RMHC of the Capital Region. Each month, we’ll feature a book recommendation from one of our partner book sellers. You can choose to read the recommended book for your reading month, or pick anything else that appeals to you!

RAISE FUNDS: Throughout your chosen reading month, you’ll solicit donations from family and friends to support RMHC of the Capital Region. You can accept donations online or collect cash/checks to return to RMHC-CR. Be sure to register and check your email for full instructions.

EARN REWARDS: Thanks to our partnering local book sellers, members of the Read & Raise Book Club who earn at least $100 in donations can win prizes including gift certificates to buy more books!

Are you ready to start reading and raising funds for RMHC-CR? Begin by filling out the form below…

Read & Raise Registration Form

For more information, please contact Nancy Damato, Read for RMHC-CR Coordinator, at (518) 438-2655.

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Current Book Club Recommendation

The Guncle
by Steven Rowley

This “laugh-out-loud heartwarmer” is new in paperback — a warm and deeply funny novel about a once-famous sitcom star left to care for his niece and nephew after an unexpected family tragedy.

Recommended by Melissa Steen, I Love Books

Special Thanks to Our Partners

Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza logo
I Love Books Delmar NY
Market Block Books logo
Open Door Bookstore Logo

Want to Read & Raise All Year?

Members of the Read & Raise Book Club who want to extend their impact beyond their chosen reading month are invited to join our exclusive Read & Raise Sustainer Society. Click here to learn more.

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