Nearly 14,000 books collected through Community Book Drive

Published October 3, 2017

On September 28, 2017 the nearly two-month long 6th Annual Community Book Drive culminated in the Day of Caring book sorting day.  More than 35 volunteers came together at the FedEx Ground warehouse on the United Way’s Day of Caring to sort, sticker, count and re-box more than 13,000 books for children’s literacy efforts.  Books have continued to roll in since then, with nearly 14,000 expected in total.

Books will be distributed to vulnerable children throughout Washington County, Maryland through elementary schools and numerous organizations that work with children.

57 organizations, businesses, and houses of faith collected books for the Community Book Drive at more than 70 locations.  Many thanks to 20 faith congregations who contributed to this effort!

The 6th Annual Community Book Drive is a partnership of the Hagerstown Area Religious Council, United Way of Washington County, Hagerstown Rotary Club, the Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC), and FedEx Ground as a part of the United Way’s annual Day of Caring.

See article and video on Herald-Mail Media

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