Book drive benefits Worcester kids

By Ellie Castano

UMass Medical School Communications

February 20, 2013

2013-book-drive-logoThe annual Worcester: The City That Reads book drive gets under way on Saturday, March 2, and for the fourth year in a row, UMass Medical School will be participating. Last year, the city collected more than 20,000 books and UMMS was a major contributor. This year, the city is hoping to collect 25,000 books for pre-K through 8th grade readers.

Many of the books will be distributed to the Worcester Public School system in June for summer reading programs. Books are also distributed to Head Start, Rainbow Child Development, the African Community Education Institute and United Way agencies.

Collection bins for books will be located on the Worcester campus in the Medical School building lobby and at the South Street campus next to the mailroom.

UMMS participation in the book drive is coordinated by the Office of Community and Government Relations. If you have questions, you can contact Glady McRell at gladys.mcrell@umassmed.edu.