We all know that reading is fundamental to success in school and in life, yet many young children in our own community have few or no books in their homes. Mesa United Way's 12 Books program is beginning to change that, but we need your help. Last spring, thanks to an outpouring of community support, we were able to provide each kindergartner in five targeted elementary schools with 12 books to read during the summer. This coming spring we would like to expand to more schools with an ultimate goal of providing books to kindergartners in 11 targeted schools that are in Mesa's lower-income neighborhoods.
There are several ways you can help:
View the Slide show of the Feb. 28 Lowell Elementary book distribution
Listen to a podcast about the 12 Books program!
Download the 12 Books program flyer