Helping our struggling students learn to read is an investment in the future of our country. We know that children who are competent readers are much more likely to succeed later in life and excel in all other content areas in addition to language arts. When a community embraces the education of each child, miracles can happen.

Susan French-Epps, Principal
Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School


BE THE DIFFERENCE in a child's life

The H.U.G. Reading Program is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Send donations to:
Help Us Grow Foundation
P.O. Box 7925
Louisville, KY, 40207

 make a tax-deductible contribution in any amount 

$25 will H.U.G. a child with supplies for an entire school year. 

$125 will H.U.G. a child with books and supplies for an entire school year.

$1,500 will H.U.G. a grade by bringing our program to them for an entire school year.

$2,500 will H.U.G. a school by bringing our program to them for an entire school year.

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Help Us Grow Foundation Inc

H.U.G. Reading Program
Louisville, KY
EIN: 82-0905190

If you need to change your charitable organization:

  1. Sign in to on your desktop or mobile phone browser.

  2. From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.

  3. Select H.U.G. as the new charitable organization to support.

To see a copy of the Help Us Grow Foundation 990, click here.