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United Way Book Drive

Children’s academic successes at ages nine and 10 can be attributed to the amount of talk they hear from birth through age three. This is one of the many reasons it is so important for children to have books in their home and people to read to them. If you want to make a positive impact in your community, we invite you to host a book drive, with our help! This toolkit gives you everything you need to host a successful book drive in your community.

Everyone who organizes and contributes to book drives helps us reach more children with the gift of books and the promise of literacy. We greatly appreciate all your efforts and we have done our best to make this process as streamlined as possible. United Way is well connected to the community, operating in Clark, Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.

With your partnership, we will ensure that your books will be delivered and distributed to those who need them most. We also work to connect families with essential services such parental education, free preschool and rental assistance. With this tool kit you will be ready to make changes in your community! Learn more by downloading our How-To Toolkit below:

DOWNLOAD Book Drive Toolkit

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