A drive to support Goodwill’s BookWorks childhood literacy program starts Feb. 1 and runs through March 15.
People in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Marion, Sumter and Highlands counties are asked to donate children’s books in good condition or make a donation to purchase books for the program.
Goodwill’s BookWorks program promotes literacy by putting books into the hands of children from low-income families. Goodwill volunteers read to children at Head Start centers and other locations and then present each child with a personalized book to take home. Last year BookWorks volunteers presented books to more than 38,000 children from low-income families.
To donate books, attach a note indicating they are “For BookWorks” and drop them off at any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Sumter, Marion or Highlands counties. For donation locations, visit www.goodwill-suncoast.org or call toll-free 888-279-1988.
Another option is to make a monetary gift to purchase new books for the program. Just visit https://goodwill-suncoast.org/give-online/ to make a donation.