Thursday, June 23, 2011

Keep the Kids Reading All Summer Long

About 1,000 volunteers gathered on the National Mall  in Washington, D.C. yesterday to ring in summer by preparing 50,000 "summer reading" backpacks for distribution to low income children.

The event was part of United Way's Day of Action. First Book, the non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to new books for children in need, donated 150,000 books for the event. Each backpack was filled with three new books, and a "reading kit" featuring tips, activities and bookmarks.

Original flyer for the event:

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