Salina Area United Way hosts children’s book drive
United Way of the Salina region is restocking its supply of children’s books and needs your help!
The organization is organizing a collection of children’s books from Tuesday until June 11. Drop off new and used children’s books (newborn to high school) at 113 N. Seventh Street between 9 am and 3 pm Monday through Friday.
“Because the United Way’s summer reading program in the Salina area, Raising Active Wild Readers, successfully distributed 2,030 books last summer, we need to restock. The RAWR program is asking for donations of picture books and hardback books, beginner and advanced chapter books, graphic novels and culturally diverse books, ”said Brenda Gutierrez, United Way program director for the Salina region.
United Way of the Salina region is partnering with the USD 305 Summer Meal Service program to distribute books. Once the kids have grabbed their free sidewalk lunch, their next stop may be for a free book. Children are encouraged to make their choice of books, or United Way staff and volunteers will assist children who choose to stay in the vehicle.
“Books at home are a crucial part of early reading. Ultimately, reading ability impacts career choices in adulthood. Good readers have better futures, ”said Deb Kohn, School To Career coordinator at $ 305.
Show your support! Join United Way initiatives in the Salina region to improve early reading skills and keep students on track to graduate from high school so they are ready for college or a career. .