The goal of United Through Reading is to increase family bonding despite separation, through reading. Children sometimes experience a difficult separation from a parent due to military deployment, incarceration or medical treatments. United Through Reading helps children feel close to their parents by taping the parent reading a book to the child, and sending it to the child on a DVD. They also capture the child’s emotions and reactions to the stories and send the DVD to the parent, providing much-needed encouragement. United Through Reading needs donations, which can be made online at http://www.unitedthroughreading.org/ or by mail to 11555 Sorrento Valley Rd, Suite 203, San Diego, CA 92121. They are also looking for volunteers in organization and administration to help keep the program going strong.