The UPS Store to Donate $100k Worth of Children’s Books

Dana Lee

Staff Writer

Dana lives in East Haven, CT. She works for that Ivy League institution down the street and tries to read as many books as possible in her free time. Audiobooks and print books get equal love. Also, she unapologetically judges books by their covers and makes way too many playlists (c'mon, books need a soundtrack too!). Follow her on Twitter @lucyhenley115 .

The UPS Store will donate $100,000 worth of books to children-focused non-profit organizations to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. The gift will come in the form of $10,000 worth of Scholastic books to 10 schools or non-profit organizations in support of children’s literacy in low-income and disadvantaged communities.

Toys for Tots Literacy Program logoJudges will select nominees using the following criteria: (1) school/organization serves disadvantaged children, (2) school/organization has clearly defined mission and values, and (3) school/ organization demonstrates a need for youth educational resources. The submission period runs October 8 – December 15, 2018 and winning organizations will be announced on January 14, 2019.

You can read more about the giveaway and nominate your favorite organization at or donate to the program year-round at

The UPS Store network of franchises and customers has helped raise $4.6 million or nearly 40 million books for the Toys for Tots Literacy program since 2008.