On May 1st, a school bus filled with books traveled to three locations across San Diego County to distribute books to children. The UPS Store’s donation of 55,000 books, in partnership with Toys for Tots and the San Diego Council on Literacy, made this possible.
Jenny Robinson, head of public relations and social media for The UPS Store, shared why access to books is important. “We know that 1 in 4 families grows up without a book in their home and reading at home is such a critical piece of learning how to read.”
The bus stopped at St. James Lutheran Church in Imperial Beach, the Jacobs Center in Central San Diego, and Lexington Elementary School in El Cajon. Books were given to 345+ children and families. About 3,200 books were handed out on this special book giveaway day.
Most of the 55,000 books, were distributed through other community partners including the following:
Cajon Union Valley School District
San Ysidro School District
Kiwanis Club of Imperial Beach
City of Imperial Beach/School District
National City Public Library
San Diego Oasis
Oceanside Public Library
Kiwanis Club of Carlsbad
The San Diego Council on Literacy is grateful for the community support and the hardworking teams of volunteers and staff that made this day a success.
A special thanks goes to Kiwanis Club Imperial Beach, Lexington Elementary School, and DEEP for their work in making this book giveaway day a success.
Thank you again to The UPS Store and Toys for Tots!