Look for us next March!
Thank you STAR Readers Book Drive donors & partners
I can’t believe it! We held our first United Way STAR Readers Book Drive and it was a huge success. People throughout the region donated over 600 brand new books so that every child (all 615 of them) in our STAR Readers project would be able to take a book home to read. This project focuses on helping children read at grade level by fourth grade so they are more likely to graduate high school.
A fun fact about the selection of books is that they were written by local authors. As part of the book drive we spent an evening at the Citrus Heights Barnes & Noble in our pajamas hearing the authors read from their books. Barnes & Noble was packed with children in pajamas enjoying the author’s stories. Thank you to everyone that donated and participated.
Get ready, we will be back again next March to share with even more children the joy of reading.