Reach Out and Read (ROAR)

Reach Out and Read (ROAR)

Operated by the Rush Pediatric Primary Care Center, ROAR promotes early childhood literacy. Patients, five years and under, of the Pediatric Center are given age-appropriate books at every wellness visit. The Woman’s Board has been funding ROAR through both financial gifts and through two annual book drives since its inception at Rush in 1999. In FY13, ROAR was able to distribute over 6,100 books to its patients due in large part to the support received from the Woman’s Board.