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Summer Slide Book Drive

Inspire the next generation of readers

Help kids beat the summer slide. Studies show that access to books during the summer prevents a drastic loss in reading skill - especially for kids in need.

Thank you for your interest in participating in United Way's 2019 Summer Slide Book Drive!
Last year, our community donated thousands of books and we hope to continue to grow this year, with your help. Register to hold a Book Drive at your business.

Books will be distributed to local Little Free Libraries

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  1. Drop off new books appropriate for children grades K-8 to United Way of Erie County offices by Friday, May 24, 2019.
  2. Make it easy by sharing this Amazon Wish List:
  3. Shop for books at local book stores!
  4. Support the Summer Slide Book Drive with an online donation of $25 which will provide 6 new books for a child to enjoy from a Little Free Library.
  5. Mail checks to United Way of Erie County, 420 West Sixth Street, Suite 200, Erie, PA 16507 (Please note your donation is for the Summer Slide Book Drive)

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Please contact Gina Schaefer at or via phone at (814) 456-2937 x221 if you have any questions or would like any additional information.