All children should be able to grow up with readily available books at home. Books at home propel a child further in education.
COVID-19 has dramatically changed our lives. Those who have children at home have had to adapt significantly to not only conduct a normal work and home life, but also to engage their children in activities that are both educational as well as entertaining. Now imagine if you are a family living in poverty, without access to ongoing activities to expand or even complement your children’s educational experience and keep them engaged in productive activities through the summer. Imagine how difficult that is for both the parent as well as the child.
You can help this family. Through United Way’s Virtual Book Drive, we will deliver books through our community nonprofit partners and supported school communities of Campbell Elementary and McPhee Elementary Schools throughout the year. We want to get books into the hands of our youth without delay. Your support provides the opportunities for a child to fill a bookshelf and break the link between poverty and poor academic outcomes.
Thank you to our 2020 Virtual Book Drive partners: