By SDCN Editor
San Diego, CA–North Island Credit Union has launched a book drive to help ensure children in low-income households have access to books outside the classroom.
The book drive is being conducted in partnership with the Scripps Howard Foundation and ABC 10News as part of its “If You Give a Child a Book . . .” childhood literacy campaign.
Through August 30, North Island Credit Union encourages community members to drop off new books at any of its branch locations in San Diego County. A complete list of North Island Credit Union locations is available here. Donated books should be new and appropriate for kindergarten through elementary school students. All books will be given to students attending Title 1 schools in San Diego County.
“We invite everyone to join this effort to make books accessible and nurture a joy of reading for children in our underserved communities,” said North Island Credit Union CEO Steve O’Connell. “This campaign will get books directly into the hands of children who need them most, helping address the literacy gap in our communities and providing the resources to support reading outside the classroom.”
Drop Off locations include 7968 El Cajon Blvd, La Mesa, 2550 Fifth Ave, San Diego, Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, 9420 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, Naval Air Base, Saufley St Bldg. 318, 10549 Scripps Poway Pkwy., San Diego, 45 N. Broadway, Chula Vista, 5898 Copley Dr, San Diego, 1101 Palm Ave., Imperial Beach, 884 Eastlake Pkwy., Chula Vista, and 301 N. Magnolia Ave., El Cajon,
The annual “If You Give a Child a Book … “ childhood literacy campaign is a partnership of the Scripps Howard Foundation, members of the Scripps family, employees of The E.W. Scripps Company, and the communities it serves. The campaign has distributed more than 500,000 books since its launch in 2016. Monetary donations are also accepted to purchase books for students in need.