WAKE UP and Read Annual Book Drive

book-driveAttention all Cary Elementary Families: We need your new and gently used children’s books!

From January 21 – March 3, WAKE UP and Read will collect new and gently used books for children ages birth-12.  The goal is to collect 110,000 books — enough to share at 10 schools, as well as community centers and child care facilities across Wake County.

The WAKE UP and Read campaign was launched in 2012 to address one of the most critical junctures to lifelong success, reading on grade level by 3rd grade. This unique community collaboration includes education, civic, philanthropic, and business leaders from across Wake County, all working together to help every child develop the necessary skills for success in school and beyond.  Sadly, many Wake County children have no books in their home and arrive for kindergarten without the knowledge and experiences they need to excel. Our shared goal is to ensure that more children from low-income families have the tools and resources they need to become lifelong readers and learners. Working together, we can build stronger students and stronger community.

Cary Elementary can make a difference in our community just by donating books! Please clear your cluttered shelves of books your kids have outgrown, or bring in favorites of your own so we can help Wake County children grow up loving books.

Look for the book collection bins in the main foyer — and please help us fill them!

Even if you don’t have any children’s books to bring in, you can purchase books to support the drive at local retailers, or through the WAKE UP and Read Amazon Wish List : amzn.com/w/1CKI25DIX2JBX

To learn more about WAKE UP and Read, please visit www.wakeupandread.org or check out Facebook.

Thanks for your help!