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Become a Philadelphia READS Supporter!

All of Philadelphia READS programs and services are offered at no cost. However, we rely on the generous support of our community to make it happen!  There are many ways to make a gift to ensure that Philadelphia children (and their families!) have access to books and programs that support learning and a lifelong love of books.


Make an online donation to Philadelphia READS by clicking here:


Mail: Mail a check or your credit card information using our printable form (click here to download, fill out, print, then mail).

Tribute:  To honor or memorialize someone through your donation to Philadelphia READS, simply include a note with the name of the loved one you'd like to recognize with your donation.

United Way: Designate your United Way contribution to Philadelphia READS through their Donor Choice option. For United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey designate donor #12682.  For other United Way agencies, write in “Philadelphia READS, 1721 Spruce Street, 1st Floor Front, Philadelphia, PA 19103.”

Company Matching Gifts

Please contact us for more information about processing a company match or donating appreciated securities.

For more information about planned giving, making a legacy donation, donating appreciated securities or to process a company match, contact: 

Philadelphia READS is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization – contributions to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. The official registration and financial information of Philadelphia READS may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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