Read to Sydney is excited about a private donor who has offered to match all donations made to the organization between now and December 31st.

All donations will be used to purchase materials and books needed for our special events, pop-up library events, and school and library visits.

Donations can be made through PayPal, our account is: or you can remit your check made payable to Read to Sydney 12552 Scottish Pine Lane, Clermont, FL 34711

A visit with Sunny will brighten your day”

Founder Thom Battisto says that Sydney, an Australian Shepherd, retired years ago but his mission remains vital.  Sunny the pup is currently studying to be a full-fledged therapy dog and follow in the footsteps of Sydney and Tody, his recent predecessor.

Sydney Finds a Job, a children’s book published in 2015, was listed as a #1 best seller on Amazon. The book remains available on Amazon and is a great gift for the kids.   

Read to Sydney is completely funded by public donations and out of Thom’s personal finances.

Thom Battisto (Read To Sydney) Cameron Gomes (Dreamplex) Chuck Seaver (Kiwanis Club of Clermont) show off a “Free” Read to Sydney Lending Library. These libraries are available across south Lake community and stocked with books. 

 Read to Syndey’s mission is teaching children to read, One “Tail” At A Time.

Donate today and advance the good works of Sunny and Read To Sydney.


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