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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 three 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 (Available reading sites coming soon.)

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!**


Want to donate books?