Reach Out and Read Iowa, Birdies for Charity

Get MORE for Your Donation
Birdies For Charity: You Donate. They Match. All for Iowa kids!

When you donate to Reach Out and Read Iowa through the Birdies For Charity program,  we receive every penny you pledge PLUS up to a ten percent match from the Principal Charity Classic, Sammons Financial Group and Wells Fargo. It’s that simple. Funds raised help Reach Out and Read Iowa provide books and programs across the State of Iowa. 

1. Click on the DONATE TODAY Button (This will take you to the Birdies For Charity Site)

2. On the Birdies for Charity Site, Click Donate Now

3. Choose Flat Rate Donor or Per Birdie Donor

4. Create or Sign in with your user name and password 


Thank you for your support!


Reach Out & Read Iowa is supported by both public and private funding. Donating now makes a difference to reach one more child, train one more doctor, provide one more book or fund one more site. Please consider making a donation today.



All checks can be mailed to:

      Reach Out and Read Iowa
      P.O. Box  13034
      Des Moines, Iowa 50310

Host a party

Ask guests to bring a new or gently-used book for children six months through age five and raise funds for our program.

Organize a book drive

Host a new or gently used book drive at your company, church, school or community center. We specifically need books for children birth through age 3.

  • Find a Reach Out and Read Iowa program in need of books by contacting our Executive Director Molly Topf (
  • Donated books should be developmentally and culturally-appropriate.
  • Used books must be clean and readable with intact covers and pages.
  • Hardcover picture books with brightly-colored pictures and interesting stories are ideal.
  • For an example of suggested children's books, please refer to the recommended List.

Contact us for promotional resources, such as flyers, fact sheets, poster, etc.

Reach Out and Read Online Store

Reach Out and Read Iowa offers custom designed items to encourage the wonderful world of reading. A portion of the proceeds benefits Reach Out and Read Iowa.