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Wal-Mart Book Drive to Benefit Literacy Coalition

Writen by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
FULTON, NY – The Literacy Coalition of Oswego County’s annual Children’s Book Drive received some welcome support recently when the Wal-Mart Super Center, Route 3 in Granby, announced that it would be hosting a book drive on April 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Wal-Mart store in Granby will hold a Children’s Book Drive to benefit the Literacy Coalition of Oswego County. Seated from left are: Wal-Mart associates Kathleen Fox and Lori Lyons. Standing from left are: executive director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler; Wal-Mart associates Peter Lachut, Michele Sherman, and Barbara Downing; Meg Henderson, coordinator of Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County; and Wal-Mart associate, TJ Warne.
The Wal-Mart store in Granby will hold a Children’s Book Drive to benefit the Literacy Coalition of Oswego County. Seated from left are: Wal-Mart associates Kathleen Fox and Lori Lyons. Standing from left are: executive director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler; Wal-Mart associates Peter Lachut, Michele Sherman, and Barbara Downing; Meg Henderson, coordinator of Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County; and Wal-Mart associate, TJ Warne.

Wal-Mart employees will be accepting donations of new and gently used books with titles of interest to toddlers through teens.

The Literacy Coalition of Oswego County will distribute the books to youth during the Fulton Memorial Day parade and the Oswego Independence Day parade.

“We truly appreciate the support that we receive from the volunteer team at the Granby Wal-Mart,” said Melanie Trexler, executive director, United Way of Greater Oswego County and member of the Literacy Coalition. “Over the years they have contributed countless hours of their time for a variety of community projects and have helped distribute books during past parades. They are an enthusiastic group who we are proud to count amongst our volunteers.”

Comprised of more than 36 local organizations, the Literacy Coalition of Oswego County is focused on improving literacy in Oswego County by addressing literacy needs of people of all ages.

For more information on the annual Children’s Book Drive, contact your United Way office at 593-1900.