Every year, our friends at The United Way of Tampa Bay puts books in the hands of children who need them most through their Children’s Book Drive. Over the last five years, they’ve raised the funds to provide almost 100,000 new books to children from low-income families.
If you’re in the Tampa Bay area, come back and build your Virtual Book Drive team page starting June 6 at firstbook.org/unitedwayoftampabay.
The United Way of Tampa Bay’s Children’s Book Drive is all virtual this year. Every tax-deductible donation will provide brand-new, age-appropriate books. All funds raised will be used to order books through the First Book Marketplace. The books will be delivered to United Way of Tampa Bay, where volunteers will make sure they get to the schools and programs that need them most. The fundraiser will last from June 6 to June 26.
If you’re in the Tampa Bay area, and want to participate, or if you have questions about this year’s United Way of Tampa Bay virtual book drive, please contact Susan Lawton (Director of Early Literacy Initiatives) at slawton(at)uwtb.org.
And if you’d like to hold a virtual book drive in your neck of the woods, get in touch with First Book at staff(at)firstbook.org or 866-READ-NOW.