When you’re low income, prioritizing spending is a must. And for many people living in the Treasure Valley, books don’t make the list of things families need to get by. Providing a wealth of books to children in low-income homes can help break the link between poverty and poor academic outcomes. Join us and make a difference today.
How can I help give books to low-income kids?
April 6th: United Way Children’s Book Drive Kickoff
Noon to 2pm at Barnes & Noble, Boise
Come by for some family fun, meet local authors, and participate in literacy building activities geared for kids of all ages!
April 6th-12th: United Way Children’s Book Drive
Donate new and gently used books the week of April 6th through April 12th. Find a complete list of book drop off locations below.
April 16th – 18th: United Way Book Bash
Have you ever wondered how all the tens of thousands of donated books get to the kids that need them? Well, it’s by volunteer power!
Join us at the United Way office and bring your friends, family, and co-workers for a few hours of volunteering fun. Meet amazing people, enjoy music, and snacks while you help us clean, sort, and pack book orders. Click here to sign up to volunteer.
Drop off locations.
Treasure Valley /// Donation Locations
Any Albertsons store
Any Banner Bank
Any Book It Forward collection bin
Any CapEd Federal Credit Union in the Treasure Valley and the Magic Valley
Any First Interstate Bank
Any ICON Credit Union
Any Mountain West Bank
Any Washington Federal
Any Washington Trust
Boise /// Donation Locations
Boise Metro Chamber 1101 W. Front St., Ste 100 Boise
Office Furniture Solutions 397 Steelhead Way
Smoke Guard 287 N. Maple Grove Rd
US Bank Building Lobby 101 S Capitol Blvd Ste 102 Boise
View Point Windows Front Lobby 1150 N Curtis Rd. Boise
Zions Bank Building Lobby 800 W. Main Boise
Meridian /// Donation Locations
Dickey’s Barbeque Pit 2845 E. Overland Ste. 190 Meridian
Meridian Library 3531 E. Overland Rd. Meridian
Meridian Library 1326 W Cherry Lane Meridian
T-0 Engineers 2471 S. Titanium Place Meridian
Nampa /// Donation Locations
Dickey’s Barbeque Pit 16565 N. Marketplace Blvd. Nampa
Nampa Library 215 12th Ave. South Nampa
Pacific Press Publishing 1350 N Kings Road Nampa
Caldwell /// Donation Locations
The Hartwell Corporation 1220 Cleveland Blvd. Caldwell
West Valley Medical Center 1717 Arlington Ave Caldwell
Eagle /// Donation Locations
Windermere Real Estate Professionals 450 State St. Eagle 83616
Eagle River Smiles 66` S, Rivershore Lane #220
Garden City /// Donation Locations
Dickey’s Barbeque Pit 6708 N. Glenwood Rd. Garden City
Garden City Public Library 6015 Glenwood Street Garden City
U-Haul 8151 Chinden Blvd
Kuna /// Donation Locations
To be announced
Gem County /// Donation Locations
To be announced