The Story

Reading Heart is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) book donation program dedicated to serving children in hospitals and children in areas with limited access to books. Danay started Reading Heart at the age of eight because she wanted to share her passion for reading and the joy of escaping in a good book with other children. An avid book reader and advocate for education, Danay wants to spread the joy of reading and improve literacy not only in our community but also across the country.

"I was actually thinking about people who were less fortunate and people in hospitals because they get bored," says Danay. "Our donations can help kids in hospitals and the less fortunate."

Our Founder - Danay

Danay
Danay F
Bookworm, Specialist in Book Giving
Age 17

Danay is an amazing young social entrepreneur who is changing the world through a network of peers, one book at a time. Danay founded Reading Heart, a community based 501(c)(3) book donation organization, at the age of eight. Danay is in fact, the youngest registered entrepreneur in Fresno County history. She is also “an avid book reader and advocate for education.” Danay started Reading Heart with the idea that “she wanted to share her passion for reading and the joy of escaping in a good book with other children.”

What Kids Think

Youth Board

Reading Heart kids are some of the most determined, motivated, and driven kids the Central Valley has. Reading Heart is unique because it is ran by kids who are learning how to make the community a better and grow into a brighter tomorrow. The Reading Heart Youth Board is made up of kids who want to make a difference in the community and help others around them. To be a team member, you must maintain a 3.0 GPA, have a great attitude, love to read, and want to help make the community a better place. You can join and become a part of the team by clicking the volunteer profile and filling out the volunteer form.

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Danay 17

Founder
Member since 2014

Danyell 15

VP - Marketing
Member since 2014

Dayna 11

Vice President II
Member Since 2014

Keira 16

Operations / PR
Member Since 2014

Conner 15

Operations
Member Since 2014

Brooklyn 17

Outreach
Member Since 2014

Taylor 15

Outreach
Member Since 2014

3rd 18

Media
Member Since 2018

Mateo 15

Tech
Member Since 2019

KiKI 11

Media
Member Since 2019

Rain 15

Secretary/Publishing
Member Since 2020

Jamie 17

Publishing/Outreach
Member Since 2020

Bella 16

Planning/Publishing
Member Since 2020

Grace 18

Sponsors/In-kind
Member Since 2023

Lemon 11

Health/Wellness
Member Since 2024

Team Members

Dominique 16

Interpreter
Member Since 2018

Your kid(s)

Volunteer

Youth Board (In Training)

Kennedy 7

Media
Member Since 2021

Big People Board

Dwayne

CEO / Daddy / Go to Guy
Member Since 2014

Vanessa

Mommy / Marketing
Since 2014

Sara

Master of Operations
Since 2015

Courtney

Brainiac
Since 2016

Kam

Grants/Sponsorships
Since 2016

Christine

Grants & Gifts
Since 2019

Christina

Grants & Gifts
Since 2019

Neyra

Piggy Bank
Since 2014

Nevels

Art / Paint
Since 2014

Sandy

Kid Controller
Since 2014

Javier

Video / Photo
Since 2014

Dominique

Outfits
Since 2014

Greg

Advisor
Since 2014

Lynette P

Advisor
Since 2014

You

Volunteer

Community Advisory Board

Matt R

Vice President/GM
CBS47 / KSEE24
Advising Since 2015

Dr. Kitty C

Deputy Superintendent of
Fresno County Schools
Advising Since 2016

Brandie C

President,
Central CA Hispanic Chamber
Advising Since 2015

Deangela T - MSN, RN

CEO
Family is Why
Advising Since 2014

Angie B

Coordinator
Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Advising Since 2015

Diane P

Executive Director
Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Advising Since 2016

Linda G

Founding Director
The Children’s Movement/
Fresno Cradle to Career Partnership
Advising Since 2015

Service Squad

Reada

3500 Dodge Ram

Trilogy

Ford F350

Black Book

Chevy 3500

Booker

Trailer

Pagee

Open Trailer

Tay Tay

T-shirt Blaster

The Conner

Confetti Blaster

The Hulk

Forklift

Forkie

Forklift

Big J

Forklift

Peanut

Reading Dog

Aztec

Reading Dog

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