Research shows that having access to books leads to higher reading scores and, ultimately, a better chance of graduating high school. While middle-income households have more than 10 books per child, on average, there is one book for every 300 children in low-income households.
Our goal is to give 2,000 central Iowa children access to a library of 10 new books each.
You can help
Purchase NEW books from our recommended list and bring them to a Stuff the Bus drop-off location at a participating company listed on this page during their book drive in spring 2019.
The books will be distributed to United Way’s funded partner programs, child care centers, and in-home child care providers who serve kids—babies through young adults.
Sign up your organization to participate
Organizations can sign up to host a book drive. We'll provide the toolkit to make it easy!
Join us to celebrate!
Join us for public remarks and a celebration at Athene USA on April 30, 2019, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
View a map where activities will be located.
For questions about this event, please contact Vanessa at email@example.com.