Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Education, Family Services
Families
Caring for People

Minimum Age:18+

Help Provide 100+ BIPOC youth with Summer Reading Kits

Help us provide over 100 underserved BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other people of color) youth from our SparkPoint centers with Summer Reading Kits: a book bag of self-affirming books to read while sheltering in place!

We have compiled dynamic book bags that feature books by authors of color whose work provides self-affirming messages for BIPOC youth. Books highlight important issues of colorism, hair texture, immigration, gender, and more so that BIPOC youth feel seen, understood, and valued. Also included in the book bags are tips for adults on how to read books to children and young adults, a link to make the reading pledge, and a literacy workbook.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
  1. Purchase book(s) you would like to donate directly on our virtual book drive site: https://yougivegoods.com/uwbabookdrive2021
  2. Create a virtual book drive for your group or company here. 
  3. Help us buy books not listed on the site by making a monetary donation: TBD
  4. Volunteer Virtually by recording a 1-3 minute encouragement video for youth and their families. The video can include reading an excerpt to a youth, sharing a personal story connected to the book, and/or sharing a piece of encouragement. Sign up here. 

United Way has a long history of providing families with basic need items during disasters and tough times.  Through this virtual drive, parents will have the opportunity to start a library or diversity their existing book collections for their children. That’s why we need you to help encourage literacy and bring necessary resources to the most vulnerable families. 

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Volunteers needed through 5/7/2021

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