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Slam Dunk Book

Remember the first book you read that made you think, “Wow, this is really awesome and I can’t put it down!”?

This Giving Tuesday, gift a child with their very own #SlamDunkBook by donating to Book Trust, a special initiative that aims to improve grade-level literacy in Title 1 schools in the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metro.

Just $7

can purchase up to three books for a student, who uses those dollars to choose and order books they want to read.

More than 93,000 books

were delivered to students across the metro since 2016. Every month classrooms receive their “book box” and books are passed out among the class.

20–30 books

go home with each student, every school year. These books build home libraries that may have not existed otherwise as well as student confidence.

Become A Slam Dunk Book Advocate

Help us spread the word and get more books in the hands of kids by participating in fun activities that inspire others to give and share their slam dunk book story.

1. Share Your “Unselfie”

Turn your “selfie” into something meaningful. When you donate, share why you helped a student find their #SlamDunkBook by taking an “unselfie” and sharing it on social media. Unselfies give you an opportunity to share a unique message about why you give that you can share with your friends and family. You can even make your profile photo your “unselfie” photo.


  • Use the hashtags:
    • #slamdunkbook
    • #unselfie
    • #givingtuesday
  • Tag United Way of the Midlands

2. Take the Slam Dunk Book Challenge


How Do You Dunk?

Help spread the word about this fundraiser by sharing a picture of your best dunk on social media, then challenge friends to do the same!


  • Encourage friends to donate $7. (Just $7 provides up to three books for a student in need.)
  • Use the hashtags:
    • #slamdunkbook
    • #givingtuesday
  • Tag United Way of the Midlands

Slam Dunk Book Challenge Guide

Slam Dunk Book Stories

See what local educators and donors are saying about slam dunk books and why they give. When you use the hashtag #slamdunkbook and tag United Way of the Midlands on social media, we'll share your story here.

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