Read in Red
Creating Connection through Reading
Become a Reader
Welcome to Read In Red
Read in Red is a non-profit organization creating mentoring relationships, friendships, and moments of connection all through the simple act of reading. Our readers ‘Read in Red’ at schools, hospitals, and support other mentoring non-profits. Read to a child after school, read to a patient in the ICU, just take a moment out of your day to connect, and to read.
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Why we help
An hour a week, committed to reading to someone, is an amazing opportunity for support, community, friendship and calm.
The idea for Read in Red was started in 2017 by Burak and Julie Soukup Yorumez when they hosted their inaugural cocktail book drive for Children’s Hospital. It was originally inspired by Julie’s parents and the memories and love they share to all their kids and grandkids simply by reading.
Since then, inspired by their daughters, they’ve applied for their own 501c3 to really build upon the idea of reading and its capacity to strengthen connection amongst young and old. Not only is reading a foundation in their family, but they wanted to create a simple way for their daughters to read to others, volunteer and connect with their community.
How to Support Read in Red
There are many ways to partner with Read in Red to support both young and old in your community
become a reader
Connect and spend a little time simply reading.