2022 Read for the House Book Club

Join us on November 20, 2021

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All Book Club members can sign up for exclusive virtual Q&A sessions with our Guest Authors! Please note, you must make a donation of $25 or more using the "DONATE" button above in order to participate in a session. You do not need to click on the "REGISTER" button above unless you'd like to create your own fundraising team or join an existing one.

Wednesday, February 2 at 6 pm 
"A Course Called America" by Tom Coyne
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Friday, February 11 at 12 pm 
"I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time" by Laura Vanderkam
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Wednesday, February 16 at 1 pm
"Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America"
by Lori Tharps

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Tuesday, February 22 at 6 pm 
"You Can Go Your Own Way" by Eric Smith
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Monday, February 28 at 4 pm
"A Tangled Affair" by Anne C. Scardino
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February 2022—Happening all month long!

Make Every Page Count!
Pick up a good book, round up your friends and family, and join our Book Club fundraiser. Throughout February, we will be encouraging every group to read and have online discussions. We'll also have special sessions with guest authors who will talk about their books. Check back to this page for updates.

Minimum donation to participate is $25.
Each reading group organizer will create an online team, and other members of the group can join that team and create their profiles.

Join now to have fun, help our guest families, and make every book a good read. 

Questions? Contact Alyssa Tritschler: alyssa@rmhcphilly.org | 267.969.6264

Here's how to sign up:

  1. Click "Register Now!"
  2. Create a username and password (or sign in if you've registered for an event before).
  3. If you are the first member of your team to sign up, click "Create a Team." If your team has already been created, click "Join a Team."
  4. Fill in the form to create your team (if applicable) and your own personal profile. (If you create your team's account first, you'll need to set a team fundraising goal in addition to your own personal fundraising goal.)
  5. Add a profile picture and update your story on your own personal fundraising page. Then you are ready to share and start fundraising!

About RMHC Philly

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region supports families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope. Our two Ronald McDonald Houses provide temporary lodging, transportation, meals, and social services to families who travel to Philadelphia for pediatric care. Our three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms extend the support of our Houses into the hospital setting and offer a quiet respite space for families at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Ronald McDonald Camp is a week-long overnight camp for children with cancer and their siblings held in the Pocono Mountains every August. Our Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, operated in partnership with St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children, provides comprehensive and continuous oral healthcare to children in North Philadelphia. Proceeds from donations made at local McDonald’s restaurants and support from the McDonald’s system make up less than 10% of our annual revenue. The remainder of our multi-million dollar budget is generated through the generosity of corporations, individuals, and foundations. It costs the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region $131 a night per family to provide housing and supportive services; however, families are only asked to contribute $15 per night. Further, no one is ever turned away due to inability to pay and the House waives approximately half the nightly fees annually.

About Our Sponsors

Advantage Insurance 
Newtown Insurance Professionals

Read for the House is sponsored by The Kramer Family and its businesses, Advantage Auto Tags & Insurance and Newtown Insurance Professionals. The Kramer Family became involved at the Ronald McDonald House 13 years ago, volunteering a few days each month through the Therapy Dog Program. Now, we sponsor events, raise money, collect tabs at local schools, support the Food Services program, and of course, we’re still active with the Therapy Dog Program. Giving back is the core of who we are as a family, and how we run our businesses. We are so proud to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region in their efforts to provide lodging, food, and transportation to and from the hospitals for families of seriously ill children. The Kramer Family and our businesses are proud to sponsor the 2022 Read for the House program.