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Summer Volunteers: Kids Helping Kids

Josie is only 10 years old, and she’s already making an impact on her Box Elder County community. This summer, Josie collected 501 books to donate to our early childhood initiatives. Some of these books were distributed to local students this summer as we visited free school lunch sites, and others will be given to families in the Welcome Baby parent education initiative.

Early literacy is key to children’s future success, and studies show having books in the home has a great benefit on education later in life.

Thanks, Josie, for working hard to help kids in our community get off to a great start in life.

Malia is a teenager from Brigham City who helped United Way get more books into the hands of kids this summer. United Way distributed free books at the school district’s free summer lunches at Lakeview, Mountain View, North Park, and Garland Elementary.

Malia helped to distribute 707 books over the course of the summer, helping each child choose a book that interested them. We’re so thankful for Malia and all the other volunteers who make our work possible!