Each year on June 21 United Way focuses on one single issue and asks the community to participate so we can move the needle on a community challenge and strengthen our community.
This year we’re focusing on Kindergarten Readiness. 33% of Champaign County kindergarteners were not prepared for the first day of school.
Kindergarten readiness is a key for success in school – kids who are not prepared for kindergarten are 25% less likely to graduate from high school and 70% more likely to commit a crime as an adult.
We want to make sure all families of preschoolers in our community have the tools to be Ready for Kindergarten – and books are the most important tool of all.
We are holding a preschool book collection drive on Wednesday, June 21 from 7:30am – 6:00pm at four Busey Bank locations in Downtown Champaign, Downtown Urbana, Rantoul and Mahomet. Our goal is to collect 2,000 books.
Donate a book on June 21, 2017! 7:30am-6:00pm
Drive up and drop off new and gently used children's picture books at four Busey locations in Champaign County.
Downtown Champaign - 100 W. University Ave
Downtown Urbana - 201 W. Main St.
Rantoul - 1231 E. Grove Ave.
Mahomet - 312 E. Main St.
No books at home to donate? No worries! You can support Day of Action by purchasing a book from our Amazon Wish List! https://amzn.com/w/2DE3R38E9X2LD
Take Action! Hold a collection drive at your workplace.
Workplace Collection Drive Coordinator Resources
includes 4 Steps to Success, Item List, and Book List