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United Way sponsors book drive for kids

(WJRT)
Published: Apr. 10, 2017 at 4:07 PM MDT
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United Way of Mesa County is teaming up with local businesses throughout the month of April to collect children’s books for area kids and to promote positive kid and adult relationships through reading.

Colorado Business Reads is a statewide effort to provide thousands of free books to Colorado children.

You can help by donating new or gently used books anytime in April at the following locations:

  • Alpine Bank branches
  • FedEx
  • American Furniture Warehouse
  • Bank of the San Juans branches
  • HopeWest
  • Office Outfitters
  • Enstrom Candies locations
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Mesa County offices including: the Fairgrounds, Central Services, the Old Courthouse and DHS

After the book drive, United Way of Mesa County will distribute the books to local children. The giveaway will take place Saturday, May 6 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Mesa Mall. The program is open to all children.

Colorado Business Reads collected and distributed more than 155,000 books statewide in 2016.

For more information, or to make a financial or bulk book donation, contact Lindy Hodges: (970) 243-5364 or Lindy@uwmesacounty.org.