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Read to Grow

March 15, 2017 By Elisabeth de'Ath

Read to Grow focuses on improving early childhood literacy. The Hartford Hospital Auxiliary fully supports funding of the program at Hartford Hospital.

Members of the Auxiliary volunteer with the “Bags to Babies” program, providing books for new-born babies and their family members, offering advice on the importance of reading to and with children of all ages, and providing additional books periodically to families served by Read to Grow organization.

Last year Auxiliary members donated just over 1200 books for the Read to Grow programs, books that will be given to the families of infants born at Hartford Hospital and later to their siblings at home to encourage literacy development. Literacy support and development is Read to Grow’s main focus.

In 2016 the Read to Grow "Bags to Babies" program with support from the Auxiliary provided books and support for the 1,899 babies born at Hartford Hospital.

Auxiliary Membership

  • Fees

    Hospital Employee: $10
    Hospital Volunteers: $10
    Seniors (65+): $10
    General Member: $25
    Patron: $50
    Benefactor: $100
    Life Member: $250

  • Mailing Address

    Checks made to the order of Hartford Hospital Auxiliary, should be sent to:

    Hartford Hospital Auxiliary
    80 Seymour Street
    P.O. Box 5037
    Hartford, CT 06102-5037
    ATTN: Membership