Outlets of Des Moines to Host United Way of Central Iowa Stuff the Bus Book Drive

May 1 through May 16, 2021

ALTOONA, IOWA (Spring 2021) – Outlets of Des Moines will host the United Way of Central Iowa Stuff the Bus Book Drive from Saturday, May 1 through Sunday, May 16, 2021. New or gently used books for babies to young adults can be dropped off at Book Warehouse in the marked Stuff the Bus bins. The United Way has provided a list of books that are most needed to help donors select reading materials for donation. For more information, visit OutletsofDesMoines.com.

Statistics from the Iowa Department of Education show that approximately one in four central Iowa students are not reading proficiently by the end of third grade. The most successful way to improve the reading achievement of low-income children is to increase their access to books. Donated books will be distributed to United Way of Central Iowa’s partner programs, child-care centers, and in-home childcare providers.

“Outlets of Des Moines encourages our visitors to give the gift of reading to those in need by donating children’s and youth books to our Stuff the Bus Book Donation Drive with the United Way of Central Iowa,” states TJ Just, General Manager, Outlets of Des Moines.

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