14th Annual Read to Me Storyteller Event

Read to Me Early Literacy Program

Friday, May 11, 2018
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Thanks to the regional effort of our donors and volunteers last year, the Chamber purchased over 1,335 hardcover read-aloud books to replenish the libraries of participating schools — impacting 135 classrooms in 25 schools this year.

Contributions will provide new and refurbished classroom libraries and book bags to low-income schools for the 2018 – 2019 school year, teacher workshops for best practices on early literacy, and reading tips to parents and caregivers.

During the Chamber’s 14th Annual Read to Me Storyteller Event, participating storytellers will spend the morning reading a selected book to a classroom of Philadelphia school children following a networking breakfast with other business and community leaders.

This year storytellers will be reading Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell.

You can support the Read to Me Early Literacy Program with your tax-deductible donation in the following ways:

Sponsorship is tax-deductible. For Read to Me sponsorship, view our sponsor levels and contact Shawnna Williams at 215-790-3763 or swilliams@chamberphl.com.

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Regional Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization. Please check to see if this contribution qualifies for your company’s matching gift program. We welcome donations of any amount to support this initiative.

The Chamber has advocated for every Pre-K Philadelphia child to have access to quality books and education since 2004 through the Read to Me Early Literacy Program.
For questions about the day-of details of the Read to Me Storyteller Event, contact Sarah Godner at 215-790-3611 or sgodner@chamberphl.com.

This Event is Closed


Registration/Cancellation Policy:
Pre-registration is necessary, availability is not guaranteed for walk-ins. Payment is required upon registration/entrance. No refunds will be given one week prior to program/event. Substitutions may be made. Tickets will be held at the door. Reserved seating for tables of 10 only. Please advise your guests that tickets will be held at the door under your company name.

Attendee Policy:
Chamber programs are privately sponsored events with a structured format. No demonstrations or other disruptions will be tolerated. Violation of this policy may result in the attendee's removal from the premises without refund, in addition to possible legal remedies.

Photo Policy:
Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional purposes in connection with the Chamber and its Councils.


8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

School District of Philadelphia


Individual Storyteller - $500.00

Storyteller Package of 3 - $1,250.00

YPC Storyteller - $250.00

Non-Storyteller Donation - $500.00

This Event is Closed


Contact Shawnna Williams at swilliams@chamberphl.com


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