Live, Laugh, Love, READ!

The first book in this years Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy, “Beautiful Hands” by Bret Baumgarten and Kathryn Otoshi, was just dropped off at the Stratford Board of Education! This book will be distributed to over 200 classrooms in Stratford to be read by over 5,000 students!


$20,000 Donation to Stratford BOA

This week we had the honor of donating $20,000 to the Stratford Board of Education to be used for literacy education and provide resources to support programming that impacts students directly. With budget cuts restricting Early Childhood literacy in the Stratford school system, The Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc. was able to bridge the gap and help our local community.

When you buy from our ETSY shop or sign up for the Vicki Soto 5k, this is where the money goes, in addition to the scholarships we give out and other educational efforts we support. We couldn’t do this without all of you. Thank you, very much, for helping us keep Vicki’s legacy going.



Miss Soto Literacy Legacy, 2016-2017 Books

Miss Soto Literacy Legacy is proud to announce the Stratford Schools 2016-2017 books for the year. Starting in October, classrooms across K-6 will receive copies of “Beautiful Hands” by Bret Baumgarten, followed by three more books. Our incredible teachers will present these titles and their lessons for literacy and character development throughout the academic school year.  Thank you to everyone who supports the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc. as you are helping to make our programs a reality.


Touch-A-Truck, October 1st

Team Vicki Soto will be at Touch-A-Truck next Saturday, October 1st at Deluca Field in Stratford, CT! Stop and say HI! All of the little one’s will receive a small flamingo to take home. We will have registration for the Vicki Soto 5K happening and we will have some of our Team Vicki apparel available to purchase. We look forward to seeing you there!


Have You Signed Up!?

Come join us for the Fourth Annual Vicki Soto 5k/Family Fun Day this year on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Run, walk, cheer! Hang out after the race to enjoy cupcakes and pizza! If you can’t make it to the run but would like to support, become a virtual runner! We will still mail you a t-shirt if you’re registered by October 7, 2016. Also, we are still looking for sponsors for the race. If your company is interested, please download the sponsorship form here.


Join Us For Matty & The Starfish Benefit Show, September 23rd!


Donors Choose Donation

The Vicki Soto Memorial Fund has just helped four classrooms in Bridgeport, New Haven and Stratford through All donations are related to literacy which is what VSMF stands for. Please help these amazing and dedicated teachers in your area!




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Flocked By Team Vicki Soto!

Last year our volunteers had so much fun flocking that we decided to bring it back for the 4th Annual Vicki Soto 5k! Below is the link to the flocking form! Fill this out to have yours or a friend’s house flocked with flamingos! Happy Flocking!

Flocked By Team Vicki Soto 2016 Order Form


I-95 Billboard Is Up! 5K Registration Is Open!

Billboard is up on I-95! Sponsors are coming in! Donations for the raffle tent are pouring in! This is a day you won’t want to miss!! Plans are in full swing!! Cupcake truck, food tents, beer, family fun… and a little running too! Sign up today at! Don’t wait!!