Ah, the old saw. Mahatma Gandhi said: "Be the change you want to see in the world." Read to other people's kids. They are everywhere. Always take a book in your pack. Have a couple of picture books with you at the metro bus stop, the dentist or doctor office, the laundromat. Anywhere you might wait, others are waiting too. There will always an opportunity to campaign to encourage others (parents, teachers, librarians) to do something but here's the old saw again: "Be the change you want to see in the world..." Go to the local thrift shop and collect a stash of picture books, after you've read them to someone, be prepared to give them away. Is this too scary, too weird? Call your local school and tell them you want to volunteer to read to a child.