A “Books for Kids” packing event, hosted by The Greater Mankato United Way and Reading Corps and Math Corps members, will be held Tuesday, March 15th, 3:30 – 5:30 PM at the North Mankato Fire Station #2.
The event takes place during AmeriCorps week, which is March 13-19, and recognizes the commitment of the more than 1.2 million Americans who serve their communities through AmeriCorps programs.
A Books for Kids packing session includes labeling/stamping envelopes, adding stickers to books, and placing books/newsletters into the envelopes for the mailing. Books and newsletters are mailed to 4,000 kids in the region per shipment.
Books for Kids is a Greater Mankato Area United Way program designed to instill the joy
of reading in children by providing free books and parenting resources to families.
Since 1997, this program has helped build children’s home libraries, encourage literacy
skills, and foster school readiness.
In 2020, Books for Kids provided nearly 30,000 books to regional children.