United Way Children’s Book Drive 2017


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To help low-income children and reduce “Summer Learning Loss,” United Way of Treasure Valley will host the third annual United Way Children’s Book Drive.

Kickoff event: Saturday, April 1 at Barnes & Noble

Join United Way of Treasure Valley for the third annual Children’s Book Drive kick-off event at Barnes & Noble in Boise on Saturday, April 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.! Children and families are encouraged to attend the event, which will include face panting, crafts and story time with therapy dogs.

United Way will also host free drawings for Barnes & Noble gift cards!

See photos from last year’s Book Drive! 

Children’s Book Drive collection week: April 10-14!

Businesses and organizations across the Treasure Valley will collect new and gently used children’s book April 10-14, 2017. 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 71,000 books!

VIDEO: United Way’s 2016 Children’s Book Drive

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 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 Group
  • The Sundance Company
  • Idaho Statesman
  • Easter Seals Goodwill
  • 94.9 The River
  • 107.1 K Hits
  • KIVI 6 On Your Side

Drop-off Locations

Treasure Valley /// Donation Locations (bold = sponsor)

Any Albertsons store
Any Bank of the Cascades
Any Book It Forward collection bin
Any Chicago Connection restaurant
Any Dickey’s Barbeque Pit
Any D. L. Evans 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
Bank of the Cascades 121 N. 9th St. Suite 100 Boise
Bank of the Cascades 6981 Overland Boise
Bank of the Cascades 871 E. Parkcenter Boise
Create Common Good 2513 S. Federal Way #100 Boise
D. L. Evans Bank 250 S. 5th St. Boise
D. L. Evans Bank 890 W. Main Street Boise
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
Giraffe Laugh 1191 Grand Ave. Boise
Guy Rome & Associates 848 W Fulton St. Boise
Hummel Architects 2785 N. Bogus Basin Rd. 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 Public Television 1455 N. Orchard Boise
Idaho Statesman 1200 N. Curtis Rd. Boise
JCPenny 300 N. Milwaukee Boise
Mountain West Bank 1324 W Jefferson St. Boise
Mountain West Bank 80 S. Cole Boise
Mountain West Bank 800 W Bannock St. Boise
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center 1055 N. Curtis Rd — Main entrance, Central Tower Boise
ShopKo 8105 Fairview Ave. Boise
Shu’s Idaho Running Company 1055 N Curtis Rd Boise
Staples 8059 W. Preece Dr. 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
Zions Bank Building downtown 800 W. Main Boise

Meridian /// Donation Locations

Bank of the Cascades 30 E. Broadway Meridian
Bank of the Cascades 3405 E. Overland Meridian
Bank of the Cascades 3630 N. Eagle Rd. Meridian
Dickey’s Barbeque Pit 2845 E. Overland Meridian
D. L. Evans Bank 2560 E. Fairview Ave. Meridian
D. L. Evans Bank 1875 S. Eagle Road Meridian
D.L. Evans Bank 2560 E. Fairview Ave. Meridian
First Federal 701 S. Allen #105 Meridian
Gordman’s 2260 N. Eagle Rd. Meridian
Icon Credit Union 485 W Overland Rd. Meridian
Kendall Ford 250 E Overland Road Meridian
Mountain West Bank 1660 N Eagle Road Meridian
NexTitle 1880 S. Cobalt Point Way, Suite 100 Meridian
Umpqua Bank 1595 S. Eagle Rd. Meridian
Washington Federal Bank 575 E Franklin Road Meridian
Washington Trust Bank 3251 E Presidential Drive Meridian

Nampa /// Donation Locations

Bank of the Cascades 500 12th St. Nampa
Bank of the Cascades 1820 Caldwell Blvd. Nampa
Dickey’s Barbeque Pit 16565 N. Marketplace Blvd. Nampa
D. L. Evans Bank 1310 12th Ave. Rd. Nampa
D. L. Evans Bank 1536 Caldwell 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
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

Bank of the Cascades 923 Dearborn 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

Bank of the Cascades 1101 E. Winding Creek Eagle
D. L. Evans Bank 402 S. Eagle Road Eagle
Mountain West Bank 1539 E Iron Eagle Dr. Eagle
Washington Federal Bank 701 E State St Ste 100 Eagle

Garden City /// Donation Locations

Bank of the Cascades 4128 Adams Garden City
Dickey’s Barbeque Pit 6708 N. Glenwood Garden City
Icon Credit Union 12598 W Explorer Dr. Garden City
Garden City Public Library 6015 Glenwood Street Garden City
UHaul 8151 W. Chinden Blvd. Garden City

Kuna /// Donation Locations

Bank of the Cascades 840 E Avalon St. Kuna


Gem County /// Donation Locations

Bank of the Cascades 250 S. Washington Ave. Emmett
Bi-Mart 179 W. Highway #52 Emmett


Valley County Locations

Washington Federal Bank 204 E Park St McCall


Payette County Locations

Bank of the Cascades 1850 N. Whitely Fruitland
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



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