Help Central Iowa kids READ to SUCCEED!
Research shows having access to books leads to higher reading scores and, ultimately, a better chance of graduating high school. While middle-income households have an average of more than 10 books per child, low-income households average one book for every 300 children.
Our goal is to give a library of 10 new books to 2,000 Central Iowa children.
Purchase books from our recommended list or donate gently used children's books appropriate for infants to young adults. Bring them to a Stuff the Bus drop-off location at a participating company listed on this page during their book drive in spring 2020 or to our community book collection and celebration of education at Athene USA on May 12.
The books collected will be distributed to United Way’s funded partner programs, child care centers, and in-home child care providers who serve kids in our community.
Register your organization to participate
Does your organization want to make an impact on early childhood literacy? Sign up your organization and commit to hosting a book drive. We'll provide the tools you need to make it easy!
For questions about this event, please contact Vanessa Sedrel at firstname.lastname@example.org.