SitStayRead 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit


Sponsored “Classroom For A Day” (3/3/17)

9 hrs/week

SitStayRead’s mission is to improve literacy skills and foster a love of learning in children in low-income neighborhoods. SitStayRead brings teams of trained volunteers and Certified Reading Assistance Dogs into 16 Chicago Public Schools in some of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods. SitStayRead services at-risk children in Chicago schools by promoting literacy using service dogs. SitStayRead is the leading literacy organization in the United States to use dogs as a tool to improve reading in grades one through four.

  • I donated $500 I earned to sponsor a “Classroom for a Day.” My sponsorship provided for 3 service dogs and 9 volunteers to service all the 2nd Graders in the “Tail Blazers” Program at Cameron Elementary School in Chicago, IL.

I volunteered alongside service staff and dogs to help 2nd graders learn to read.