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Prescribe a Book. Change a life.

Join our Rx to Read movement and transform the life of a child. When you donate to Reach Out and Read Rhode Island, your gift makes a big difference – helping us purchase new children’s books, provide training for our pediatric providers, supply parents with developmental tools and literacy resources, and enable families to make reading aloud a daily activity. Help us prescribe opportunity to Rhode Island’s children, one book at a time!

  • $25 prescribes Reach Out and Read to 1 child, for 2 years.
  • $60 prescribes Reach Out and Read to 1 child for the full 5 years.
  • $100 purchases a morning’s worth of books for children seen at an urban pediatric practice in RI
  • $250 prescribes the full Reach Out and Read program for a family with 4 children.

Donate by Mail

Reach Out and Read Rhode Island
One Richmond Square, Ste 121K
Providence, RI 02906

Donate Online

In Honor Of

Remember someone special with a gift to Reach Out and Read Rhode Island. We will acknowledge your gift with a beautiful gift card. Birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, and teacher appreciation are all great opportunities to make a gift in honor of someone special.  Please include the person’s name in the message/note section of your payment.

Memorial Gifts

All memorial gifts will be acknowledged promptly with a simple note of gratitude.  Please include the person’s name in the message/note section of your payment.

Matching Gifts

Does your company have a matching gift policy? Many organizations match employee donations to non-profit organizations like Reach Out and Read. Contact your human resources department to find out how to make your gift to Reach Out and Read worth even more!


Reach Out and Read programs frequently use donated books. These guidelines were developed out of respect for families and in keeping with the philosophy of Reach Out and Read – every child deserves good quality books.

Our Guidelines:

Reach Out and Read RI accepts donations of new, developmentally and culturally appropriate books. Used books must be gently used (covers and pages intact, clean and readable). Hardcover picture books with brightly colored pictures and interesting stories are ideal. Reach Out and Read’s focus is on children between the ages of 6 months to 5 years, although books for older children are welcomed. Books about sensitive issues like divorce, abuse or death cannot be accepted. If included, they will be discarded.

Other Ways to Support RORRI

Books on the Square

Drop off your used books at Books on the Square and tell them they’re for the Reach Out and Read Rhode Island bin. Profits from all used books sold will be donated to RORRI.

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