Read for the House

2019 Highest Fundraising School,
Perelman Jewish Day School

The Read for the House Program, presented by Kramer Kirsh Insurance Group and Kramer Insurance Center, is a service-learning project that raises funds to support the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House through partnerships with local middle and elementary schools. In addition to helping our guest families, the program:

  • Promotes the value of community service.
  • Encourages students to read.
  • Benefits the participating school, with a rebate of 10% of funds raised going back to the school if requested on the enrollment form.

This program is made possible thanks to the support of Kramer Kirsh Insurance Group and Kramer Insurance Center, the Philadelphia Eagles, and McDonald’s.

By combining reading with community service, the program enables students to take an active role in helping other children, while also enjoying the benefits of increasing their reading efforts.

While your child is helping our families by reading, he or she will also be improving his or her reading comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking skills, and will hopefully develop a love of reading that will last long after the Read for the House program is over. Since our program focuses on the number of minutes read and not the number of books or pages, your child can focus on understanding what he or she reads. In addition, your child’s school will benefit from participating in the program; if requested on the enrollment form, a 10% rebate will go right back to the school to support its own fundraising needs. 

Check back on this page for updates to the 2020 Read for the House program. If you have immediate questions, contact Alyssa Tritschler at Alyssa@philarmh.org.