Colorado Business Reads
Children’s Book Collection Summary
Thank you for making a difference in our community!
Foothills United Way Collects Record Number of Books for the Business Reads Program in Boulder County
Foothills United Way (FHUW) sponsored a Book Drive in Boulder County for the Business Reads Program through Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC). Thanks to our close partnership with Boulder Rotary Roots (BRR), book collection boxes were set-up at 50 businesses and organizations.
Over 10,000 books were collected, setting a new record! Roots volunteers, FHUW staff and community volunteers sorted through all of the books and organized them by age group and language, preparing them for distribution throughout Boulder County.
Head Start of Boulder County, I Have a Dream Boulder, Escuela Bilingue Pioneer (Lafayette), Casa de la Esperanza (Longmont) and Boulder Housing Partners are just a few of the community organizations that have begun to distribute the books to over 2,000 children and families in Boulder County.
BY THE NUMBERS
Total Children’s Books Donated: 10,500
· Foothills Elementary School
· Boulder Book Store
· Real Capital Solutions
· Boulder Rotary (Avalon)
· King Soopers (Table Mesa)
· Trinity Lutheran Church
· Colorado Financial Management
· Chase Bank
We at Foothills United Way thank ALL of the Boulder Rotary Roots members, business, civic, non-profit participants, and individuals who made this an outstanding and successful book drive! Thanks to you, we collected the largest number of books ever donated in Boulder County and are now able to get them in the hands of kids to read all summer long. This was just one step in supporting children and encouraging literacy in Boulder County. We couldn’t have done it without you.