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.
Judges 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.
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.