United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Oh, the places you’ll go! Dr. Seuss Reading Day returns on March 1

by FWD>DFW | February 13, 2019

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you‘ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss

Your favorite children’s book author — Dr. Seuss — has a birthday coming up on March 2.

And, in his honor, the National Education Association hosts Read Across America Day, a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually around that same date.

Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books.

And, it’s happening right here in Dallas, too.

On Friday, March 1, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ Dr. Seuss Reading Day, presented by Ernst & Young, engages students in beloved books like “Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham” to inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning in our community.

Giving kids the skills to succeed in school — like reading at grade level — also sets them up for long-term success.

Ways To Get Involved

 

Volunteer

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” – Dr. Seuss

You can celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday, too —while making a positive impact in one of more than 500 elementary school classrooms across North Texas — by reading to young students. You’ll be joining other community leaders including Grant Moise, publisher of The Dallas Morning News, who are getting involved in the classrooms on this special day.

Follow this link to see all available opportunities and to sign up.

Participate in a Book Drive

“So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!” – Dr. Seuss

And, every book counts, too!

The mission is this: to donate 1,000 books for local classroom libraries at participating schools.

You can help by participating in an online donation drive by purchasing items off of the Amazon wish list. All books must be ordered or dropped off at United Way’s Dallas office, 1800 N. Lamar, Dallas, TX, 75202, by Friday, March 1.

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