PHOENIX -- 3TV is excited to announce that Bank of Arizona has teamed up with Rachel’s Challenge for their annual book drive benefiting St. Vincent de Paul. From June 13 through July 12 bring your new or gently used books and magazines for kids and adults to any Bank of Arizona location. All donations will go directly to St. Vincent de Paul.
Mesa Riverview, 901 N. Dobson Road, Mesa, AZ 85201, 480-835-3040
Can’t make it to a Bank of Arizona location? No problem. Host your own book drive at your church, business or in your neighborhood. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602-808-5357 to set up your book drive.
Literacy is a key to future life success. By giving a child a book, you are doing a small part to get them on the road to reading.
- In the U.S., 30 million people over age 16 — 14 percent of the country’s adult population — don’t read well enough to understand a newspaper story written at the eighth grade level or fill out a job application.
- More than 60 percent of all state and federal corrections inmates can barely read and write.
- Low literacy’s effects cost the U.S. $225 billion or more each year in non-productivity in the workforce, crime, and loss of tax revenue due to unemployment
What is Rachel’s Challenge?
Rachel’s Challenge is a nation-wide anti-bullying, pro-kindness campaign based on the life of Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim in the 1999 Columbine shootings. Rachel believed that one person’s small act of kindness could start a chain reaction of compassion and caring in our world. Look for Rachel’s Challenge coming to a school near you in fall 2011. Learn more