ABOUT US

As a child, some of my greatest memories are that of my parents reading to me.

Not only did it build trust, but supported an incredible love with them and a love of reading in my own heart.  Reading was such an easy way to connect with them and feel comforted. I recognize that I was beyond blessed to have two parents able to do this.  Read in Red was designed to support those same moments and connections and comfort within kids simply by reading to them.

As an adult working in hospitals, I was struck by how many people would be recovering from surgery or in the ICU alone.  Even rooms where a family member was present, an hour break would have been such positive relief, but they didn’t want to leave their loved ones’ side.  Read in Red was designed to support a similar connection, and comfort in adults simply by reading to them.  

Reading to my twins has been one of the greatest joys in my life.  As my girls grow, I want to create an opportunity for then to read, connect and volunteer in their community.

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.

Our board

Contact Us to learn more about joining our board

Julie Soukep

Julie Soukup-Yorumez

Founder and President of Read in Red
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Our program is completely run through our volunteers and the generous donations of our community. Donate and support our cause today.