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United Way Celebrates Dr. Seuss with Book Drive

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.” - Dr. Seuss 

Children’s book author and widely known American poet and artist Dr. Seuss would have turned 114 years old on March 2nd this year, and what better way to celebrate his life and legacy then by donating books?

During the first week in March, United Way of 1000 Lakes will be collecting donations of new and gently used children’s books! Books can be dropped off right at the United Way office (located at 350 NW 1st Ave., Suite A, in Grand Rapids).

United Way hosts Bright Red Bookshelves in Grand Rapids, Inger, and Squaw Lake communities. Coordinated by Project READ, a United Way grantee, the program promotes literacy by increasing book ownership in low-income homes, encouraging parent-child interactions with books, and developing confidence in young readers.

For a complete list of donation and bookshelf sites, and for more information on ways to spread the word on early literacy, visit www.projectread.net or call 327-5753.