United Way receives 3,000+ books for children
Thank you to The Molina Foundation
United Way California Capital Region received a book grant of more than 3,000 new books from The Molina Foundation as part of the #ShareAStory campaign.
United Way is excited to distribute these books to various locations in the Sacramento region so more children in the Sacramento area have access to quality reading materials throughout the year.
Partners receiving books:
Center Joint Unified School District
Elk Grove Unified School District
Robla School District
Washington Unified School District
The districts will distribute the books to their students, who can take the books home to start or add to their libraries.
The Molina Foundation’s Share a Story campaign promotes and encourages reading among children of all cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The campaign accomplishes this goal by:
- Encouraging children to learn of the world through books, stories and libraries
- Nurturing cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and embrace a child’s home language and culture.
- Introducing families to community resources that provide opportunities for learning through multiple literacies.
- Recognizing and respects culture, heritage and language as powerful tools for strengthening families and communities.
The Molina Foundation is a national nonprofit organization focused on reducing disparities in access to education and health. Since its inception in 2004, The Molina Foundation has worked hand-in-hand with more than 1,500 organizations and schools towards this end, donating more than 3 million books to low-income and at-risk children and families and providing resources for parents, educators, and teachers.