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2014

We are honored to have been a finalist for the 2014 Ladue News Charity Awards. To see our story, CLICK HERE!  Check out our two-minute video too.

In appreciation of 500+ hours of service, Ready Readers was among the recipients of the St. Louis Public Schools 2014 “Building Better Schools One Volunteer at a Time” award! Thank you to our volunteer readers who are inspiring children in the St. Louis Public Schools to become readers!

Congratulations to founding Board member, Sandy Jaffe, as a 2014 St. Louis Jewish Light “Unsung Hero.” We very much appreciate the support you provide to our program.  Thank you!

2013

Our very own volunteer, Anne Skelton, was awarded the 2013 Volunteer Impact Award for her ongoing commitment to Kingdom House.  Thank you, Anne, for your years of reading to the children on behalf of Ready Readers!

Congrats to our volunteer reader, Jan McCurley, for receiving the 2013 President’s Volunteer Service Award from Kingdom House for her generous gift of over 100 hours of service!  So proud of you and thankful for you!

Our very own FABULOUS work study student, Bethany Swoboda, was honored as an Outstanding Student Employee by Webster University!  We couldn’t agree more!

We couldn’t be more proud, and thankful for, Board member, Suzie Nall, who received the 2013 Women of Worth (WOW) award from the Outstanding Women’s League, OWL. Obviously, we also think you’re outstanding, Suzie!

2011

Volunteer Ready Reader Jenny Tustin Wins “Youth in Need” Service Award 

(Nov. 2011) Volunteer reader, Jenny Tustin, was awarded the Frank and Charlene Martinez Head Start/Early Head Start Volunteer Award of the Year for her hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm as a Ready Reader volunteer at a Youth-in-Need early childhood center.

Ready Readers Receives Community Service Award from the United Way of Greater St. Louis

(Oct. 2011) At United Way’s Launch Party for their new initiative, The Education Express, Ready Readers was given the United Way’s Community Service Award, presented by the City of St. Louis.

2010

Recertified as a United Way Volunteer Center Volunteer Program 2010-2013 (November, 2010)

Became a finalist for PNC’s “Dollars Making a Difference” contest.  (May 2010)

Nominated for BBB’s Torch Award.  (July 2010)

2009

Awarded “Volunteer Organization of the Year” by the St. Louis Public Schools (June 2009)

Ready Reader volunteer, Cornell Bond, won the St. Louis Rams’ Finalist Volunteer Quarterback of the Year award (September 2009)

Winner of Integrity’s internet contest for a free website (December 2009)

Became a Social Venture Partner with the Regional Business Council (December 2009)

2008

Ladue News Charity of the Year finalist

KMOX Charity Partner of the Month

Support provided by the United Way Community Investment Initiative (2008, 2009, 2010)

2007

Vision for Children at Risk Children’s Champion Award

YWCA Outstanding Volunteer Program Award

Certified by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance

2006

Grace Hill Outstanding Volunteer Program Award (unsolicited)

2003

Youth In Need Outstanding Volunteer Program

United Way Volunteer Program Certification 2003

St. Louis Post-Dispatch” Community Matters”

Approved Charity for National Charity League

2001

FOCUS St. Louis Award for Providing Quality Educational Opportunities