FULTON, NY – Executive director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler, announced the Wal-Mart in Granby will host a book drive in support of the United Wayâ€™s Success By 6 program.
An initiative that strives to improve the early childhood development of children throughout Oswego County, Success By 6 distributes books to children throughout the year to encourage literacy and introduce children to the joys of reading.
On Sept. 11 and 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the store will be accepting donations of new and gently used childrenâ€™s books.
All books collected will be donated to the United Wayâ€™s Success By 6 program.
â€œWe truly appreciate the support that we receive from the volunteer team at the Granby Wal-Mart,â€ said Trexler. â€œSince volunteering to help the Success By 6 program last year they have contributed countless hours of their time. More than a dozen employees and their families helped us distribute approximately 3,000 childrenâ€™s books during the Memorial Day Parade in Fulton. In addition, more than 40 employees volunteered their time to help us collect school supplies during our â€˜Stuff-A-Busâ€™ campaign in August. They are an enthusiastic group who we are proud to count amongst our volunteers.Â They truly are friends of the United Way.â€
Wal-Mart associate Lori Lyons, who is looking forward to a successful book drive, is happy to support the United Wayâ€™s Success By 6 program.
â€œAs associates at Wal-Mart, we have a great opportunity and are encouraged to give back to the community that we work and live in. The United Way is an amazing organization that helps our community in so many ways. We really want to be a part of the great work they do, especially where our children are concerned. We want to do what we can to help them succeed!â€ she said.
â€œI would like to thank those you have so kindly donated to our book drives in the past and invite them to join our efforts to make this yearâ€™s book drive better than ever,â€ added Trexler.
For more information, call 593-1900.