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Children's Book Drive 2018










Children’s Book Drive collection week: April 9th-13th!

To help low-income children and reduce “Summer Learning Loss,” United Way of Treasure Valley will host the fourth annual United Way Children’s Book Drive. Businesses and organizations across the Treasure Valley will collect new and gently used children’s book April 9th-13th, 2018

United Way of Treasure Valley and volunteers will sort, clean and distribute these books to schools, libraries, daycare centers, senior centers and so many more! Last year, we collected more than 92,000 books!


Book Processing Center

United Way and volunteers will be cleaning and sorting the donated books at a large warehouse located at 8740 W. Fairview in Boise.
The warehouse will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 17th, 18th, and 19th. Click here to sign up to volunteer, or contact Hannah Staller at for more information. 
Book Drive Goal: Reducing ‘Summer Learning Loss’

During summer, low-income students regress by more than two months in reading achievement while their middle-class peers make slight gains. It’s a concept called Summer Learning Loss, and it’s a gap that widens for low-income children each year that they progress toward graduation.

According to the Idaho Department of Education, 63 percent of low-income first graders were reading at grade level in the spring of 2013. When they returned in the fall as second graders, only 41 percent were reading at grade level.

The good news? We can do something about it! A large-scale study of elementary students revealed that reading four to five books over the summer potentially can prevent a decline in reading achievement scores from the spring to the fall. (SOURCE: Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk)

Book Drive promotional materials:
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Book Drive Sponsors

Special thank you to these organizations for helping make the Book Drive possible this year!

  • U.S. Bank
  • Albertsons
  • Book It Forward Idaho
  • West Valley Medical Center
  • The Sundance Company
  • Idaho Statesman
  • Easter Seals Goodwill
  • 94.9 The River
  • 107.1 K Hits
  • KIVI 6 On Your Side
  • Radio Rancho
Drop-off Locations
Treasure Valley /// Donation Locations 
Any Albertsons store
Any Book It Forward collection bin
Any First Interstate Bank
Any Goodwill store
Any ICON Credit Union
Any KeyBank
Any Mountain West Bank
Any U.S. Bank branches
Any Washington Federal
Any Washington Trust
Boise /// Donation Locations
Banner Bank 950 W Bannock St Boise
Banner Bank 6850 W Fairview Ave Boise
Banner Bank 1550 S Kimball Way Boise
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho 110 N 27th St. Boise
Boise Metro Chamber 1101 W. Front St., Ste 100 Boise
City of Boise City Hall Main Entrance, 150 N Capitol Blvd, Boise
Clearwater Building Lobby 777 W Main St. Boise
Create Common Good 2513 S. Federal Way #100 Boise
Curtis Restaurant Equipment 7590 W. Victory Rd
D. L. Evans Bank 3845 W. State Street Boise
D. L. Evans Bank 1600 Vista Ave. Boise
D. L. Evans Bank 7450 W. Emerald St. Boise
D.L. Evans Bank 6010 Fairview Ave. Boise
Enterprise 2500 Overland Road Boise
Enterprise 2606 Fairview Ave. Boise
Enterprise 9213 W. Fairview Boise
Enterprise 222 Auto Drive Boise
Fort Boise Community Center 700 Robbins St. Boise
Giraffe Laugh 1191 Grand Ave Boise
Icon Credit Union 848 Fulton St. Boise
Icon Credit Union 9769 W Emerald St. Boise
Icon Credit Union 910 N Orchard St. Boise
Icon Credit Union 1010 N Whitewater Park Blvd. Boise
Icon Credit Union 111 W Jefferson St. Boise
Idaho's First Lady's Office 700 W Jefferson St. #228 Boise
Idaho Statesman 1200 N. Curtis Rd. Boise
Intermountain Fair Housing Council 4696 W. Overland Rd., Suite 140 Boise  
IBEW Local 291 225 N 16th St #110 Boise
Kaia Fit 2590 N Bogus Basin Rd. Boise
Lary H. Miller Honda 7710 Gratz Drive Boise
Life's Kitchen 1025 S. Capital Blvd. Boise
Mountain West Bank 1324 W Jefferson St. Boise
Mountain West Bank 80 S. Cole Boise
Mountain West Bank 800 W Bannock St. Boise
PacificSource Health Plans 408 E Parkcenter Blvd. Ste 100 Boise
Shu's Idaho Running Co. 1758 W. State Street Boise
SPF Water Engineering 300 E. Mallard Drive, Ste. 350 Boise
Thomas Development Co. 413 W. Idaho St. Ste. 200 Boise
US Bank Building Lobby 101 S Capitol Blvd Ste 102 Boise 
View Point Windows Front Lobby 1150 N Curtis Rd. Boise
Washington Federal Bank 514 W. Jefferson Boise
Washington Federal Bank 1001 W Idaho St Boise
Washington Federal Bank 421 N Cole Rd Boise
Washington Federal Bank 3197 N Cole Rd Boise
Washington Federal Bank 9780 W Fairview Ave Boise
Washington Federal Bank 3563 S Federal Way Boise
Washington Trust Bank 10 S Orchard Boise
Washington Trust Bank 901 W Bannock Boise
Washington Trust Bank 7802 W Overland Rd. Boise
Washington Trust Bank 7930 Fairview Ave. Boise
Windermere Real Estate Professionals 2417 N. Bogus Basin Rd., Boise 83702  
Zions Bank Building Lobby 800 W. Main Boise
Meridian /// Donation Locations
Banner Bank 900 E Fairview Ave Meridian
Dickey’s Barbeque Pit 2845 E. Overland Ste. 190 Meridian
D. L. Evans Bank 2560 E. Fairview Ave. Meridian
D. L. Evans Bank 1875 S. Eagle Road Meridian
First Federal 701 S. Allen St. Ste. 105 Meridian
Icon Credit Union 485 W Overland Rd. Meridian
Kendall Ford 250 E Overland Road Meridian
Meridian Library 3531 E. Overland Rd. Meridian
Meridian Library 1326 W Cherry Lane Meridian
Mountain West Bank 1660 N Eagle Road Meridian
T-0 Engineers 2471 S. Titanium Place Meridian 
Washington Federal Bank 575 E Franklin Road Meridian
Washington Trust Bank 3251 E Presidential Drive Meridian
Nampa /// Donation Locations
Banner Bank 16292 N Marketplace Blvd. Nampa
Dickey’s Barbeque Pit 16565 N. Marketplace Blvd. Nampa
D. L. Evans Bank 1310 12th Ave. Rd. Nampa
Enterprise 1731 Garrity Blvd. Nampa
JCPenny 1200 N. Happy Valley Rd. Nampa
Kendall at the Idaho Center Auto Mall 15700 Idaho Center Blvd. Nampa
Mountain West Bank 1223 12th Ave Rd. Nampa
Mountain West Bank 2024 Caldwell Blvd. Nampa
Nampa City Hall 411 3rd Street South Nampa
Nampa Library 215 12th Ave. South Nampa
Pacific Press Publishing 1350 N Kings Road Nampa
Washington Federal Bank 223 11th Ave S Nampa
Washington Federal Bank 1460 Caldwell Blvd Nampa
Washington Trust Bank 2200 N Cassia Nampa
Washington Trust Bank 6010 E Franklin Road Nampa
Caldwell /// Donation Locations
Caldwell Library 1010 Dearborn Caldwell
D.L. Evans Bank 919 Blaine Street Caldwell
Enterprise 6118 Cleveland Caldwell
The Hartwell Corporation 1220 Cleveland Blvd. Caldwell
Washington Federal Bank 515 Cleveland Blvd Caldwell
West Valley Medical Center 1717 Arlington Ave Caldwell
Eagle /// Donation Locations
Mountain West Bank 1539 E Iron Eagle Dr. Eagle
Washington Federal Bank 701 E State St Ste 100 Eagle
Windermere Real Estate Professionals 450 State St. Eagle 83616
Garden City /// Donation Locations
Clearview Cleaning Service Inc. 3660 W. Chinden Blvd Garden City
CTR 158 E 52nd Street Garden City
Dickey’s Barbeque Pit 6708 N. Glenwood Rd. Garden City
Garden City Public Library 6015 Glenwood Street Garden City
Genesis Community Health 215 W 35th St. Garden City
Icon Credit Union 12598 W Explorer Dr. Garden City
Kuna /// Donation Locations
To be announced
Gem County /// Donation Locations
Bi-Mart 179 W. Highway #52 Emmett
Emmett Public Library 275 S Hayes Ave. Emmett
Valley County Locations
Washington Federal Bank 204 E Park St McCall
Payette County Locations
Washington Federal Bank 102 S Main St Payette
Oregon /// Donation Locations
U.S. Bank branches Nyssa
U.S. Bank branches Ontario
U.S. Bank branches Vale