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.  Not only were these times calming, but reading was such an easy way to connect with them and feel comforted. I recognize that I was beyond blessed to have two parents home that were 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 and working in hospitals.  I was struck by how many people would be recovering from surgery or in the ICU and were alone.  Even rooms where a family member was present, they looked like an hour break would do wonders for them, 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.  

Julie and Burak with their two twin daughters

Watching my daughter Ayla read to my two new baby twins Jayden and Skyler, I saw how much this time benefited our whole family.  I wanted to find an opportunity for all my daughters 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
Burak Yorumez

Burak Yorumez

VP of Community Development
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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.