Local residents helped 145 Yolo County kids reach for the stars by participating in United Way California Capital Region’s second annual STAR Readers Book Drive that ended March 8.
The drive exceeded its goal by collecting 660 books for more than 650 children across five counties in United Way’s STAR Readers project, which is working to increase graduation rates by improving early reading skills. Davis Bridge Foundation and Yolo County Children’s Alliance are partners in United Way’s STAR Readers project.
“The capital region is incredibly generous, and we are grateful that communities across five counties contributed books to help children improve their reading and have access to books that will set them on a path for success,” said Steve Heath, United Way president and CEO.
Through the online book drive, local residents purchased age-appropriate books for children in kindergarten through third grade. The goal was to collect more than 650 books, one for each child in United Way’s STAR Readers project.