SACRAMENTO – One hundred sixty-eight children in El Dorado County will receive 604 books from United Way California Capital Region’s third annual STAR Readers Book Drive. Boys & Girls Club El Dorado County Western Slope and New Morning Youth and Family Services, two of the eight nonprofit partners in United Way’s STAR Readers project, picked up the books on Friday morning. The drive raised 1,427 books for 650 children in the project, which is working to increase graduation rates by improving early reading skills.
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