Thank you for your support!


Children's Literacy Initiative thanks you for your ticket purchase to this year's Raise a Glass for Reading. Supporters like you are essential to our impact in classrooms and communities nationwide. Don't forget, this year we are hosting a Spirit Week of events. Your single ticket purchase gets you full access to each event hosted during Spirit Week. See schedule below:


May 16, 2022

A Special Affirming Identities Read Aloud
featuring Jason Reynolds


May 17, 2022

CLI's Family Game Night featuring family fun games, reading tips, prizes, and more 


May 19, 2022

Raise a Glass for Reading
Annual Fundraiser w/exclusive Jason Reynolds Interview


May 20, 2022

Day of Gratitude
and Week in Review 

*not a virtual event

Our team will be in touch in the coming weeks via email, providing updates on the events and directions for all attendees. If you encounter any issues or have additional questions  please contact Rebecca Helberg Sustaining Giving and Stewardship Manager, at

Represent Literacy to Liberation 

There are other ways you can support CLI and this year's annual fundraiser.This year, in connection with our annual fundraiser, Raise a Glass for Reading, we are providing supporters an opportunity to represent with limited edition Literacy to Liberation apparel.

Choose from a variety of options and colors. There are sizes for adults and children. Join our national community of change makers and early literacy supporters today.

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Last Year's Event Recap

Last year's virtual event was an incredible success, featuring stories from our teachers and staff,  jazz performances, and a fireside chat with New York Times best-selling creator, artist, and illustrator, Vashti Harrison.

Check out some of the recap videos below, and visit last year's event page to see more.

Raise a Glass forReading, 2021 Recap >>