Stories for Success

helping new parents and babies through the power of reading


"book bags" provided to Saratoga Hospital


books provided to Saratoga Hospital


years of providing every Saratoga newborn
with reading resources


"book bags" provided to Schuylerville & Troy UPK's


books provided to Schuylerville & Troy UPK's


months of providing Troy & Schuylerville UPK students with reading resources

our mission

We believe in the power of reading.Reading has had a profound impact on all of our lives. Some of our earliest and most cherished memories from childhood are centered around our favorite books. Beyond just reminiscing on old stories, we all have been affected academically by reading from a young age. Studies have shown the importance of reading and being read to on a young child's academic success. By reading to babies, parents can play a critical role in helping create the young readers that will become the leaders of our tomorrow.We aim to help Saratoga's babies by providing new parents with "book bags" which include two books, library card information, and other reading-related goodies.

contact us

Stories for Success Saratoga was founded in 2019. We are a federal 501(c)(3), incorporated NYS Non-Profit, and registered NYS Charity. Donations to Stories for Success are tax-deductible.if you have any questions or are seeking more information about our work, please email [email protected]

our team

Stacy Chen
Executive Director

Sahiba Jassal
Chief Financial Officer

Carol Wang
Director of Volunteers

Hannah Citron
Director of Events

Luna McDermott
Marketing Director

Charlotte Drabek
Director of Marketing (Mentee)

Max Mittler
Chief Financial Officer (Mentee)

our board

Ciara Meyer
Ava Kuruzovich
Vice President
Maddie Cook
Lee McGoldrick
Anabelle BrueggemannMia Hayes


our supporters

our work is made possible through the generosity of our collaborators,
donors, and volunteers. thank you to the following individuals and organizations
for all you do for us!



Our 2022 Summer Readathon winner,
Max, who read 60+ books and raised
over $700 for our work!

Some of our amazing volunteers
packaging "book bags!"