United Way of San Antonio celebrates National Reading Month with Read United

Local athletes and community leaders read beloved children’s stories in the Read United Storytime series

Celebrate National Reading Month with United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County's Read United Storytime series. (For KSAT use only)

SAN ANTIONO – The United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County would like to make reading accessible to all children. Young readers can listen and watch as some of San Antonio’s local personalities and community leaders read children’s books aloud.

“Charlotte’s Web,” “Pete the Cat,” and “Buenas Noches, Luna” are just some of the stories read aloud by local guest readers in this free Storytime video series which can be found on United Way SA’s YouTube channel.

Reading is an important skill that sets children up for future success. To help strengthen and promote childhood literacy, encourage reading early and create a literacy-rich environment by giving children access to interesting books.

The United Way of San Antonio would like to extend the gift of reading to others with their Read United Book Drive.

Anyone who would like to donate during the book drive can bring a book to the United Way office located at 700 S. Alamo Street. Books can also be purchased on the United Way’s Amazon Gift list.

All donations will be accepted until April 20th.

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County launched its first campaign in 1940 and has grown into the largest private investor in health and human services programs in San Antonio and Bexar County. United Way focuses on preparing children for school and life, helping students graduate and succeed, strengthening the well-being of individuals and families, and providing safety net services.

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County also operates the 2-1-1 Helpline, Mission United and fosters volunteerism through the Volunteer Center at United Way.

KSAT Community operates in partnership with University Health, Energy Transfer and Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union. Click here to read about other KSAT Community efforts.

About the Author:

Stephanie Leonard is the Special Events Coordinator for KSAT Community. She enjoys writing and producing video and digital content.