What people are saying about the South Sound Reading Foundation
“Generous, flexible, responsive, amazing. All around, a terrific organization doing fabulous work.”
- Faith Hagenhofer
"Many kids at our club don't have a book library at home. It's great that they can have a book to take home and share with family."
– Staff member at community partner organization
“It's important to learn about the world and develop kids' imagination, and it's nice to have the quiet time together.”
– Parent talking about reading with her child
"I notice the children who come in really look forward to seeing which books we have and their parents even take time to sit and read to them while waiting for appointments. It's nice to see the change from parents focusing on their phones/tablets, to really engaging with their children, reading and helping their imagination + creativity grow!"
– Staff member at an agency with a SSRF Literacy bookshelf
"The books provided by the SSRF allow incarcerated fathers to promote and improve their child's literacy through our read to me Daddy program, Visit Room reading program, and by allowing families to read together at the Extended Family Visiting units."
– Correction center staff member
“Such a great way to expand young minds! I can't get over how awesome it is!”
– Macy Karlsvik
"The children love the stories. They remember the sequence of the stories, and will ask about the books even when the story teller is not here. They enjoy their books they receive as gifts."