Our Impact

403000

Children served annually in NC & SC

582

Participating Clinics & Hospitals

2703

Reach Out & Read Carolinas Trained Medical Providers

Reach Out and Read Carolinas plays a critical role in the lives of young children and their families. We support bonding, early brain development, and a love of learning.  


  • We focus on positive impacts for families and communities through a two-generational lens.
  • We understand the social determinants of health and their impacts on the lives of the children and families in our community.
  • We support and build strengths and skills in parents to have healthy families and strong communities.

Our evidence base of 15 peer-reviewed research studies shows that during the preschool years, children served by Reach Out and Read score three to six months ahead of their non-ROR peers on vocabulary tests. These early foundational language skills help propel children on a path of success when they enter school.

***To view our 2020 Impact Report, CLICK HERE!

***To view our 2019 Impact Report, CLICK HERE!

***To view our 2018 Impact Report, CLICK HERE!

A Happy Ending

“Reach Out and Read Carolinas has had an immense impact on our families. The book is a powerful tool for us to use to access developmental milestones and talk with families about the importance of reading with their children. For many of them, the books they receive are the only books in their home.”

Dr. Daniel Neuspiel, Carolinas Health Care

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