We are proud to announce our participation in this year’s United Way of Idaho Falls Book Drive!
April 9-20 2018
To help low-income children and reduce “Summer Learning Loss,” United Way of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County will host the fourth annual United Way Children’s Book Drive. Businesses and organizations across Eastern Idaho will collect new and gently used children’s book April 9th-20th, 2018
United Way of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County 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 7,500 books!
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)
How you can help:
Come by either of our locations and drop off books to donate. It’s that simple!
KC Framing Corner
551 S. Woodruff Ave.
1655 Market Way
Ammon, ID 83406