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2018 Summer Slide Book Drive

Monday Mar 19th, 2018

Got children's books? Help kids beat the summer slide. Studies show that access to books during the summer prevents a drastic loss in reading skills - especially for kids in need. All books will be dispersed to United Way’s partner elementary and middle schools throughout Erie County. Books donated should be new or gently used and for children ages 5-14 (grades K-8) onlyThe drive will be running April 1-25.

Make it easy by using and sharing this Amazon Wish List: and selecting to have your books shipped directly to United Way of Erie County! 

In addition to the locations listed below who are accepting donations from the public, the following are also participating in the effort by holding an internal Summer Slide Book Drive at their business: 

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Please contact Lisa Fischer at or via phone at (814) 456-2937 x232 if you have any questions or would like any additional information.