Remember the first book you read that made you think, “Wow, this is really awesome and I can’t put it down!”?
This December 3rd, YOU can 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. Special thanks to Cobalt Credit Union for matching the first $2,500 raised.
Ways to GiveContribute to a donors' fundraiser below or click "Make a Donation" to give today.
Thank you to our #SlamDunkBook sponsors!
More about Book Trust
Thousands of students in our metro have so little access to books that they might not discover their #SlamDunkBook and a love for reading. As part of the Raise Me to Read initiative, United Way of the Midlands aims to help kids read on grade-level by providing them with books they love.
That’s why we fundraise for Book Trust, which provides K-3rd grade students in 10 local Title 1 schools with a monthly book budget. Students use their dollars to purchase 20-30 books throughout the year, filling their home libraries with books they get to choose.
The Raise Me to Read initiative focuses on three key areas that impact grade-level reading: preparing kids from birth to age five for school, encouraging students to attend school every day and fostering learning during the summer months.