20150620_UWRI_344_W_P1Each year on or around June 21, communities across the United States come together to address the issues that matter most to them. This Day of Action is an invitation for people to LIVE UNITED.

On our Day of Action, we invite Rhode Islanders to join us as we sort, label, and package the books collected through our Children’s Book Drive.

Join us Saturday, June 18

Waiver of Liability, Adults

Waiver of Liability, Minors

Here’s why we focus on literacy on Day of Action:
  • Children who are not proficient in reading by the end of third grade are four times less likely to graduate from high school than proficient readers, profoundly affecting their future earnings.
  • Almost 30% of all fourth graders in Rhode Island score below proficient in reading skills (2013 NECAP). For low-income fourth graders, 42% score below proficient in reading skills.
  • Two-thirds of America’s children living in poverty have no books at home. Access to print materials improves children’s reading performance, and produces improvement in their attitudes toward reading and learning.