Give children the tools to succeed.
United Way of Rhode Island, in partnership with Women United and Books Are Wings, proudly announce our seventh annual Book Drive, taking place April 1 through May 31. This event unites local businesses, community partners, families, and individuals around a common goal —helping children read.
Learning to read is one of the most important predictors of a child’s academic success, but too many children struggle with this crucial milestone. Although having books at home helps create stronger readers and better students, many children live in homes without them — but we are changing that.
In the past six years we’ve collected over 164,769 books; books that are now in the homes of children across Rhode Island. You can help by donating your new/lightly used books, or by hosting a book drive for your neighborhood, work place, or faith community.
Interested in hosting a book drive? Register today.
Book Donation Centers:
Donations are accepted on Fridays, between 9am and 1pm, at the following locations:
Books Are Wings
Hope Artiste Village
1005 Main Street #8223
United Way of Rhode Island
50 Valley Street
What: UWRI Children’s Book Drive
When: Sunday, April 1, 2018 through Thursday, May 31, 2018
For more information, please contact Janice Pothier Pac.