It's an effort encouraging businesses and other agencies to hold book drives for children beginning next month. "Success by 6" -- a childhood initiative of the Central New York United Way -- is looking to collect and distribute books to Onondaga County youth. Our Brad Vivacqua joins us now from the United Way Headquarters on James Street.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- If you belong to a business or company in Onondaga County, you're encouraged to get involved. The United Way of Central New York's "Success by 6" program is ready to start up its "Bring on the Books" campaign for another year.
The goal of this program is to promote literacy helping ensure that youth in the county are ready for success in both school and life.
Companies and businesses are encouraged to contact the United Way to get boxes and posters so they can begin collecting books February 23rd.
The books will be collected by the United Way after two weeks and distributed to a number of county youth programs.
Associate Meghan Moran said, "Just making sure that kids have those books at home is really, really important to us here at 'Success by 6' and one of our biggest focuses. So, we really appreciate all of the businesses that can help and appreciate all of the people bringing their books to these businesses and donating books."
The Bring on the Books campaign helped collect and distribute more than 9,000 books to children last year. The goal is top that number this year.
If your business or company would like to participate you're asked to contact Meghan Moran at the United Way. Call (315) 428-2225 or email Meghan Moran.