Support Reach Out and Read!

When a trusted doctor or nurse offers guidance about reading aloud to infants, toddlers and preschoolers, and provides a book to read, parents have an opportunity to give their children the best start in life.

AltaMed partners with Reach Out and Read, a national nonprofit school-readiness organization, to encourage parents and families to read to their children. The program addresses literacy development in children (ages 0-5) from low-income families by providing books to pediatric patients during routine health checkups.

Many of the families that Reach Out and Read serves do not have any books at home. By giving children a new developmentally-appropriate book to take home with them, they are able to acquire the basic language skills they will need to succeed throughout their school years.

AltaMed distributes roughly 1,800 books a month.

Language development is increased in participating children by three to six months.

Participating parents are 2.5 times more likely to read to their children more than three times a week.

Ways to Give to AltaMed’s Reach Out and Read Program

Online Giving

Donate easily online through our secure donation page. Click the Donate Now button below to get started.

Donate Now

Donate Books

To coordinate drop-off of new children’s books, please contact our Development Department at (323) 889-7342 or [email protected].

Donate by Mail

Please make your check out to AltaMed with a memo of “Reach Out and Read.” Checks may be mail to:
AltaMed Health Services
ATTN: Development Department
5211 Washington Blvd., STE#2-186
Commerce, CA 90040

Donate by Phone

Contact the AltaMed’s Development Department at (323) 889-7342 and a member of our staff will help process your contribution.

We’ll be at the LA Times Festival of Books April 13 & 14 at USC!

Come find our booth to learn more about Reach Out and Read. On Sunday, April 14 at 1:00, hear AltaMed Pediatrician Dr. Gladys Felix interviewed by Marcela Luevanos on the importance of early child literacy plus story time.

AltaMed Foundation
2040 Camfield Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90040
[email protected] | (323) 720-5643

All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our Tax ID number is: 95-2810095.
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