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Read in Red
Creating Connection through Reading
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Become a Reader
Not only does a student, patient, child or adult benefit from being read to, but its an incredible way to volunteer for our Readers. Become one of our Readers and learn about opportunities to read to someone in your area.
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Donate Today
Our program is completely run through our volunteers and the generous donations of our community. Donate and support our cause today.

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. 

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Community

Our readers support our community.

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Families

We support families helping their patients recover.

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Patients

We support patients healing, and maybe alone.

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kids & parents

We support kids with single and hard-working parents.

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adults

We support adults who may be struggling and need a little help and connection.

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Lonely Children

We support kids that may have to spend too much time alone.

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struggling kids

We support kids who may be struggling and need a little help, mentorship, and connection.

Hospice

We support hospice care and patients facing end of life care.

Our history

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.

Our program is completely run through our volunteers and the generous donations of our community. Donate and support our cause today.