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Support the CHP Reads! Summer Reading Program

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Between shifting schedules and new learning formats, the past schoolyear has been a difficult one for the children and teens at CHP’s apartment communities. This year, we will continue our CHP Reads! Summer Reading Program to give youth books, snacks, and reading opportunities throughout the summer—and we need your help! We are collecting donations to purchase books and supplies.

For a limited time, our CEO Janaka Casper will match your donation to CHP Reads! dollar-for-dollar. Donate today and your gift will have twice the impact.

Make an Online Donation Be sure to select “CHP Reads!” from the drop-down list of activities.
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How Can I Help?

Your monetary donation will go toward purchasing books and supplies for the CHP Reads! Summer Reading Program.

  • Donate $25


    A $25 donation will go toward a weekly book and snack for one child over six weeks.


  • Donate $50


    Help friends read together! A $50 gift will provide two kids with a weekly book and snack.


  • Donate $100


    A family with four kids will get weekly books and snacks over six weeks thanks to your generosity.


How Many Readers Have We Helped?

Each donation allows us to purchase more books for youth at CHP communities. This chart represents how many books we can purchase in 2021 thanks to your generosity, with each icon representing 75 books.

CHP Reads donations to date

What is CHP Reads?

Youth participate in CHP Reads!

Youth participate in a CHP Reads! event in 2019.

Now in its third year, the CHP Reads! Summer Reading Program aims to offset the “summer slide,” or loss of academic progress between the school years. National research has shown that the average student loses a month of academic learning every summer, but children who participate in summer reading programs like ours score higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year.

Enrolled youth in the program receive two books every week to read, enjoy, and keep. We hope to reach twice as many communities this year, which means more books and an even bigger impact, and we will continue to keep our communities safe with contactless drop-offs and at-home reading opportunities. The program will kick off at some communities in early June for National NeighborWorks Week (June 5-12) and continue throughout the summer.

Who Benefits?

CHP has reached hundreds of youth with this summer reading program in previous years and has the potential to reach hundreds more this year. Here’s a breakdown of the eligible kids at our apartment communities participating through CHP Resident Services.

CHP Reads demographics

Our 2020 Impact

Last year, students dealt with modified school schedules, online classes, and in some cases, a return to the classroom after a longer-than-usual summer break. Although they had fewer opportunities to interact with those outside their household due to COVID-19, CHP showed them how to expand their horizons through the power of reading. Staff and volunteers passed out more than 3,800 books at 14 CHP communities, and we are already making plans to have an even bigger impact in 2021.

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