Gainesville Book Drive to Assist Disadvantaged Children
The city of Gainesville wants to promote literacy among disadvantaged children.
But they need the community's help.
The city is asking community members to donate children's books through its "Gainesville is Ready" program.
The idea was put together by Gainesville's Office of Equal Opportunity.
Organizers are hoping to collect enough books to begin to build home libraries for needy children.
They are hoping to collect 1,000 books by Thursday, wich is the last day of the drive.
However, as of Tuesday, only five books had been donated.
If you would like to donate...you may drop off books at the Office of Equal Opportunity -- which is in the City Hall complex -- between 9am and 6pm.
Organizers ask that the books be appropriate for children, ages 5 through 10.
For more information, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at 352-334-5051.
- Assistant UF professor's book listed for 2016 National Book Award
- Gainesville's Rotary Club Will Be Cooking Up Some Wild Game For Disadvantaged Kids
- Book Drive Locations
- Children's Book about Sexual Abuse to be Used in Schools
- Marion County Homeless Children Receiving Assistance for the Holidays
- Parents Say Drive Through Nativity is too Graphic for Children
- 2 Children Hurt in Drive-By Shooting
- Tony Dungy Promotes Book in Gainesville
- Gainesville Boy Writes Book to Raise Money for Friend with Rare Disease
- Gainesville Celebrates National Free Comic Book Day May 2.