I love how stories let me slip out of my own life and slip into a different one. Through books, I've lived a thousand lives instead of just my own. When I meet new people, even if their lives are very different from mine, I try to imagine how life feels to them. Reading stories is great practice at putting yourself in other people's shoes, which is essential for making good friends … and maybe even creating world peace!—Laura Resau, Red Glass
Please come join Kids Need to Read at any of our events. We are always busy making new plans and there are several groups putting on their own fundraisers on our behalf.
April 9, 2017
Literacy Laughs, Benefiting Kids Need to Read
National Comedy Theatre
1111 S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
Show starts at 2:00 PM
Door is open at 1:15 PM
Come join Kids Need to Read at the National Comedy Theatre on April 9th at 2:00 PM for an afternoon of hilarity! 100% of all proceeds benefit Kids Need to Read. Dress as your favorite literary character for the costume contest! Bring a NEW children’s book to fill The Page Coach! Participate in raffles for exciting prizes!
Watch and get in on the fun as the comedians present spontaneous and interactive improv comedy with book and literature themes! Audience participation is encouraged with games like "Shakespeare," where the comedians create a brand new Shakespearean play before your eyes, and "Scenes From a Book," where a scene of laughter and fun is created from a sentence chosen from your favorite book! Bring your family and friends for a belly full of laughs and many other improv games! We will have some Kids Need to Read swag available for sale and there is a snack bar for your munchie and drink needs! Every ticket purchased is AUTOMATICALLY entered to win FULL EVENT passes to Phoenix Comicon!
- Games! Improv games that you, the audience, plays with the NCT comedians.
- Raffles! Spectacular items donated from local businesses, crafters, and artists.
- Costume Contest! Fun prizes for best children’s and best adult costumes.
- New book drive! Bring a new children’s book to help fill The Page Coach (optional).
Who is NCT: The National Comedy Theatre Phoenix’s competitive improv comedy show is a spontaneous and interactive comedy show and YOU (the audience) get to shout out suggestions, challenge the performers, and decide which team of comedians is the funniest!
Purchase your tickets here!
September 1, 2016–August 31, 2017
Fry's Community Rewards Program
Fry's Food Stores
Here is an easy way for shoppers at Fry's Food Stores to support Kids Need to Read! Simply register your VIP card online and then select Kids Need to Read as your Community Rewards preference (takes mere moments)—KNTR will receive a percentage of $2,000,000 over the next year, September 1, 2016–August 31, 2017. Simply put, it costs participants nothing other than the time it takes to register their VIP cards in support of Kids Need to Read. The more shoppers support KNTR through their VIP purchases, the higher the percentage of funds the organization will receive. Click here for registration information. Your support is so valuable and deeply appreciated!