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United Way gives out 604 books in county

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HEATHER GRUDIN of New Morning Youth and Family Services in Placerville picks up books raised from United Way’s STAR Readers Book Drive for El Dorado County kids. Courtesy photo

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April 30, 2014 |

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.

“This is what happens when people come together and form a movement,” said Stephanie McLemore Bray, president and CEO. “We know that when kids are reading at grade level by fourth grade, they are far more likely to graduate from high school. This community came together to make sure the 650 kids in our program could feel special by having their own books, making them even more excited to practice reading and stay in school.”
The online book drive gave donors the chance to choose from four age-appropriate books for 650 children in kindergarten through third grade. The drive kicked off on March 2 as part of Fairytale Town’s Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration.
Nonprofits benefiting from the STAR Readers Book Drive include Amador-Tuolumne Community Resources, Boys & Girls Club of Placer County, Boys & Girls Club El Dorado County Western Slope, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento, Davis Bridge, New Morning Youth and Family Services, Yolo County Children’s Alliance and Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center.

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