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For the Love of Books

A Launch into Literacy Lunch benefiting Reach Out & Read KC

2024 For the Love of Books

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Literacy lays the foundation for communication, skill-building, critical thinking, and dreaming big … It launches children into a future full of possibility!

The annual For the Love of Books event brings together champions of early childhood literacy to meet, greet, and eat to advance the Reach Out and Read KC mission. 

You’ve joined us bright and early in previous years for a “hearty” Valentine’s Day-themed breakfast. We’re trying something a little different this year. Be sure to mark your calendar for April 18 — at 11:00 a.m. — for our first-ever For the Love of Books lunch. It’s the same event you know from past years — just with a later start time and warmer temps!

We hope you’ll join us and our clinic sponsor, the Health Partnership Clinic, to help children in our community Launch Into Literacy!

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting childhood literacy!

  • Humana
  • The University of Kansas Health System - Pediatrics
  • Pamela Miller & Michael Cummings
  • Sallie Page-Goertz & Kenn Goertz
  • Jim & Peggy Andra
  • Teresa & Tom Walsh
  • All About Books
  • Cathy & Joe McCaddon
  • Laura & Lewis Gregory
  • Tanya Rodecker Wendt & Sam Wendt
  • Anne and Bill Blessing
  • MVP Law
  • Kathy Palermo
  • Kris Cappo & Merck
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Hallmark Cards, Inc.
  • Pam Madaus and Will McLean, III
  • Michele Kilo & Blake Mathews
  • Don Hall
  • Judy & Tom Bowser
  • Derek & Amy Gale
  • Commerce Bank
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Hooked On Books
  • Varsity Marketing
  • Regnier Family Foundation
Reach Out and Read Kansas City

Reach Out and Read Kansas City

Mailing Address:
3901 Rainbow Boulevard

Mailstop 1051

Kansas City, KS 66160 

Physical Address:
KU Medical Center Support Services Building
2100 W. 36th Ave
Kansas City, KS 66103

Phone: 913-588-2793