Children's Reading Foundation

1229 West 22nd Place
Portable 3
Kennewick, WA 99337
United States

Children's Reading Foundation

The Children's Reading Foundation serves families, schools, and communities by providing proven programs, tools, and research to help nurture a child's development from birth through third grade in ways that foster early literacy, math, and social-emotional skills. The Children's Reading Foundation is a national organization that was started in 1996, first supporting children in Benton and Franklin counties. 

Our Support

Children's Reading Foundation Donor

Bechtel has donated nearly $30,000 to support the Children's Reading Foundation in support of programs, such as Ready for Kindergarten.

Children's Reading Foundation Books and Vines Sponsor

Bechtel has served as a sponsor for the Children's Reading Foundation's annual Book and Vines fundraiser since the fundraiser's inception in 2009. Bechtel was the prime sponsor for eleven years as of 2023 and donated to the event an additional three years, totaling more than $150,000.

Books and Vines, 2014Books and Vines, 2014
Books and Vines, 2014

Children's Reading Foundation Volunteers

Bechtel employees have volunteered at various events for the Children's Reading Foundation, including a "sticky night" when employees and their families put stickers on about 6,000 STEM books that were given to children of all ages over the summer.

Vit Plant employee, 2022
Vit Plant sticky night, 2022

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Vit Plant story time event, 2010

Children's Reading Foundation Board Members

Bechtel has long supported the Children's Reading Foundation by providing leaders for its board of directors. 

Children's Reading Foundation Donor, Bechtel Women's Group

In 2006, the Bechtel Women's Group raised nearly $16,000 at its annual auction. The proceeds were donated to Kids Haven, the Children's Reading Foundation, Pet Overpopulation Prevention, and Cork's Place. 

Contributing to arts and culture to enable our collective understanding of the past and to envision a shared, more equitable future.

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Fostering education and learning, particularly related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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Creating opportunities and security for those who live, work and play in our region.

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Protecting the environment while ensuring our communities are healthy, safe and thriving.

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