United Way Announces 2017-18 Book Drive

You can help children prepare for kindergarten by donating books for United Way Literacy Kits!

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg is collecting new, age-appropriate books for four- and five-year-old students to build literacy kits for young children. Literacy and early learning are critical to ensuring kids are ready for kindergarten and reading at grade-level by third grade. Help students reach these important Steps to Success by donating books or hosting a book drive of your own.

Here’s how you can help:

Host a Book Drive

Bring together friends, neighbors or colleagues and host a book drive to maximize your efforts. Click here for ideas and tools to help get started.

Donate Books

You can easily donate books to help this effort. Here are two easy options for donating before our April 4 deadline:

  • Order them through our Amazon Registry and have them shipped directly to us.
  • Bring them to our office and we’ll take it from there.

Drop-off/Shipping Address:
2001 Maywill Street, #201
Richmond, VA 23230

Drop-off Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Join us on April 11 to assemble the literacy kits that we will be distributing during kindergarten registration. Click here to learn more and sign up.

Join us on April 17 to deliver the literacy kits to targeted elementary schools throughout our region.

  • Click here to learn more and sign up to deliver in the Greater Richmond area.
  • Click here to learn more and sign up to deliver in the Petersburg and Southside area.

Don’t forget: Kindergarten registration day is April 19! Click here to learn more.

For More Information

If you have questions about the book drive, email volunteer@yourunitedway.org.