Friends of Project Read

Name of Non-Profit Organization * Friends of Project READ
Today’s Date: * Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 81-2408822
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 2015
Address * 661 Lyons Road
Centerville , OH 45459
United States
County * Montgomery
Your Name * Ollen Landrum
Your Title * Vice President of Operations
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (937) 949-8159
Executive Director’s Name * Tom Farnbacher
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization? Project READ is the literacy coalition serving the Dayton, Ohio, area. Project READ’s mission is to build skilled workers, strong families, and healthy communities through lifelong literacy.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (3) Children
  • (5) Education
  • (10) Life Skills
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists? Project READ has been actively working to help improve literacy in the Metro Dayton area for over 30 years. We have distributed over 175,00 books. In 2020 we were able to distribute over 16,780 books to churches, other non-profits, and schools to help with tutoring and provide enjoyable reading materials for anyone who needed them despite the pandemic.
Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web. Project READ seeks volunteers who would like to serve in the donation center to scan, sort, and shelve books. Volunteers are also needed to sort children’s by grade levels for distribution to local area schools and foodbanks.
Volunteer coordinator Neta Potts
Volunteer coordinator’s email address
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (937) 949-8159