Did you know?
- In low-income homes there is on average only 1 book for every 300 children? By comparison, in middle and high-income homes each child has an average of 50 books.
- Kids who only read in school will rarely be great readers. The availability of reading material in the home is directly associated with children’s achievement in reading.
- Reading proficiently is the most significant indicator of academic success.
Here’s how you can help!
Book it Forward! Idaho is partnering for the 3rd year in a row with United Way of Treasure Valley on a state-wide book drive for kids and we need your help!
You can donate your gently used books for children age 0-18 years old.
United Way will be organizing book collection efforts the week of April 10 – 14th. Please go to https://www.unitedwaytv.org/ to find information on donation sites, or call Hannah Staller, UW Volunteer and Special Events Manager at 208-576-6596.
You can help us clean, sort and deliver these books!
The week of April 17 – 21st will be dedicated to processing up to 100,000 books for distribution to kids in various schools and programs.
We are looking for over 400 volunteers through week 2 to help get these books into the hands of kids in Idaho! If you are interested in volunteering as an individual or team please go to the link below to sign up.