Rappahannock United Way

3310 Shannon Park Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22408    |    (540) 373-0041

Ready-to-Learn Drive

March - June

We need YOUR help to collect books for area kids!

Rappahannock United Way is collecting new, age-appropriate books for four- and five-year-old students to distribute to Head Start and Virginia PreSchool Initiative students! Literacy and early learning are critical to ensuring children are ready for kindergarten and reading at grade level by third grade. Help local students reach these important milestones by donating books or hosting a book drive of your own.

Donate Books and Supplies
  • Order through our Amazon Wish List and have them shipped directly to us.
    Amazon Wishlist
  • Bring items to our office and we’ll take it from there:
    • 3310 Shannon Park Dr
      Fredericksburg, VA 22408
      Drop-off: Monday – Thursday
      8:30 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
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Host a Book Drive

Bring together friends, neighbors, or colleagues and host a book drive at home or work.  These tools will help you spread the word!
Contact Emily Atkins for more information!


April 23, 2020
Book Sort-a-Thon Event @ Rappahannock United Way

  • Help sort and level books to be distributed to local children.

Late April – Early May, 2020:
Delivery and Reading Events

  • Help deliver books and read with children at selected Head Start and Virginia Preschool Initiative classrooms in our region.

To Volunteer Contact Emily Atkins or use the form below.

Sign up to help!

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