About Us

ReadBAMARead is a non-profit organization that was formed within weeks of the devastating April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak that not only ripped through the heart of Tuscaloosa and surrounding cities, but also completely devastated local school libraries. The mission of ReadBAMARead is simply to replace more than 280,000 school library books that were destroyed by the tornado.

Rebuilding Tuscaloosa school libraries one book at a time


Blue ANgels


After four years as a gymnast, nine seasons as a volunteer coach and the last six as an assistant coach, we congratulate our own Dana Duckworth, University of Alabama's first new head gymnastics coach in 36 years and its sixth overall. More info


We wanted to extend a special thanks to all of our readers, parents that brought children to us and to all the wonderful volunteers and athletes who spent time reading to children.

We raised 10 scholarships for the Children's Training Program and we had a wonderful time.


ReadBAMARead provided $2000.00 worth of Mackin library books to Holt Elementary.   View photos from the event

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Birdies for Charity
You have the opportunity to make ReadBAMARead a big winner by participating in the Birdies for Charity Program. We receive every single penny of the donations generated! Additionally, you have the chance to win great prizes when you pitch in to help the soliciting charity!


Library style books cost approximately $15-20 each. Our goal is to raise $150,000 in order to have funds for the libraries to purchase approximately 10,000 books. We want contributors to know that their donations are for a specific need and at the same time they are facilitating the education of the young children that benefit from our foundations gifts.


Our mission is to provide funds for the school libraries that were affected by the April 27th Tuscaloosa tornados to purchase "NEW" library quality books.

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