Reading Buddies

What is Reading Buddies?

Throughout the year, new, small stuffed animals are collected by businesses, groups, churches, book clubs, boards, and schools as well as local campus wide drives. These animals are given to 1st and 2nd grade classrooms across Northwest Indiana to be used as reading buddies. Each student reads aloud to their "buddy" for a minimum for 15 minutes a day. Guidance Counselors in our elementary schools are also provided stuffed animals to be used as counseling tools.  Reading Buddies is currently in more than 160 classrooms throughout Northwest Indiana.  



We are always in need of new Reading Buddies.  Your company, church, or organization can host a Reading Buddies drive.  Our team will help provide collection bins and marketing materials to make your Reading Buddies drive a success! 

Interested?  Click here to complete a Reading Buddies Drive Request Form.


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