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Stop the Summer Slide: Literacy Day of Action

Stop the Summer Slide: Literacy Day of Action is an opportunity for you to directly impact literacy in our community.  Literacy is critical for a healthy society and the foundation of all learning. This year, United Way is providing these opportunities for you to contribute. 
Host a book drive

This year, we are collecting books for children ages 4-12 to donate to local libraries. Half of the donated books will go to Murfreesboro City School's mobile library Bob's Book Bus and half of the books will be donated to Rutherford County School's YMCA Fun Company childcare program. Our goal is to have 1,000 books collected by June 16! Sign-up to host a book drive by emailing Annie Cotter at

Volunteer to sort books  

After our friends collect books during the book drives, we will need volunteers to help sort the books by age. Two volunteer opportunities are available for these activities. For more details or to sign-up as a volunteer click the links below or visit
Intake and Sorting at Read to Succeed – June 17
Intake and Sorting at Read to Succeed – June 18

Volunteer to read on June 20 

United Way has partnered with Read To Succeed to help focus on the education pillar for this year's Day of Action. Volunteers will attend a session at Read To Succeed giving them instructions and will then travel to their site to read to students. 
PLEASE NOTE: You will need to bring your own book to read. Please make sure the book is suitable for students from 1st-3rd grade. 

**When you select your reading site, please note that the event will kick off at the Read To Succeed building located at 415 N. Maple Street. If you see a site is full please sign up for another school. Thank you!**


Donate Books 


Gather up your used books and take them to one of our partner collection sites listed below.

Allstate Smyrna   1939 Almaville Road Smyrna, TN 37167
Amazing Lash   1989 Old Fort Parkway Murfreesboro, TN 37129
F & M Bank      
Franklin Synergy Bank   1605 Medical Center Pkwy.  Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Franklin Synergy Bank   2415 Memorial Blvd.  Murfreesboro, TN 37129
H&R Block      
Jeremy Head Golf Shop   1802 Memorial Blvd.  Murfreesboro, TN 37129
MTEMC   326 St. Andrews Drive  Murfreesboro, TN 37128
MTEMC   911 W. Main Street  Woodbury, TN 37190
MTEMC   326 St. Andrews Drive 37128 Murfreesboro, TN 37128
MTEMC   911 W. Main Street 37190 Woodbury, TN 37190

If you'd like to donate new books, you can easily purchase books on our Amazon registry!

Sponsorship opportunities are still avaliable. Click here for more information.