Did you know ...

90% of a child's brain develops in the first five years of life?

The most influential people in the process of learning to read are parents.

Parents are a child’s first teacher, and they want help. Now! The Reading Tub is a nonprofit by parents, for parents.

The latest National Report Card shows declining literacy skills in our youth. That isn’t going to change unless the private, nonprofit sector steps up.

Our #Literacy2020 campaign has one goal: take support for families to the next level by building a free, personalized literacy-on-demand capability. Smart phone access has nearly surpassed broad band internet access even among those living near the poverty level.

Our volunteers curate the best resources and create original content so that busy parents can access literacy tools even on short breaks.

We work for free so that every penny of your donation goes to our critical work. Your donation ensures that those without financial resources have free access to the tools they need.

Thank you for your support.  Your donation is most appreciated.

Give the Gift of Literacy

The Reading Tub welcomes memorial donations. They are a priceless gift as they recognize someone very special to you as well as paying forward a gift of literacy to children and families.
Why a literacy gift? Maybe this is you:
  • I prefer philanthropy to “stuff." My kids don’t need more stuff.
  • My mom read bedtime stories to me as a child. They were some of my favorite memories.
  • My neighbor tutored kids who needed help with reading. I would like to do something in his name.
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Other Ways to Help


Rather than spend big dollars on fancy events, we have opted for a grass-roots model built around communities of people committed to making a difference in the lives of children.

Crowd-funding campaigns for critically important projects are complemented by passive fundraising efforts that give back – but don’t cost you a penny!

With our GoodSearch/Goodshop Toolbar, every time you search the internet or shop at one of more than 1,300 participating stores, a percentage of your purchase automatically earns donations for us.


Our Amazon Kids link gives you direct access to the full range of Amazon products and helps us by providing income that allows us to get books to readers in need.

We also have links to the Apple Store where you can browse, download, and/or buy Apps, audiobooks, movies, music, TV shows, and more.

Understanding Charitable Donations

For a complete guide to understanding charitable contributions and tax deductions, we recommend IRS Publication 1771. This 6-page brochure (PDF) provides everything you need to know about making tax-deductible contributions to nonprofits and charities.

IMPORTANT: If you wish to remain be an Anonymous Donor you MUST include remain anonymous in the NOTE section of your order. We do not post our donors’ names on the Website, without their permission. By leaving the note blank, you give us permission to post your name.