N E W S R E L E A S E
News Release: Immediate
For more information contact: Brian Tenney
Telephone: 435 674 2846
Old, New, Gently Used And Obsolete Books Wanted To Benefit Utah’s Children And Save Landfill Space
Saint George, UT, March 31, 2010 – We know you have them. Squirreled away in boxes, in basements, and cluttering up homes and offices. Don’t let them end up in the landfill. Donate your new, old, gently used or obsolete books and change lives.
April 5-23: Donation Bin At University of Phoenix – St. George Campus
Bins to receive donated books have been placed at the University of Phoenix located in St. George. They will go to the Washington County School District and if any books can’t be used by the school district, they will be donated to the Washington County Library and in turn the books will be channeled to where they can do the best good. All types of books, from children’s to adult’s, hardback and paperback, are welcome. Those that are too worn will be appropriately recycled while others may be sold to raise funds for new books. Utah elementary schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, and other literacy programs that serve children in need will be the recipients.
“Currently, 61 percent of low income families have no children’s books in their homes and that is tragic,” said Darris Howe, VP/Director of the University’s Utah Campus. “With help from the people in our surrounding communities, we can drive that number down.”
Did you know:
· More than one million children drop out of school each year, costing the nation over $240 billion in lost earnings, tax revenue and social services funds?
· Books engage children. Those who have access to them are better prepared for Kindergarten.
Book Drive Details, Locations
What: Public can drop off new, used books (children’s to adult’s) to benefit Utah children.
Who: University of Phoenix – St. George Campus
Where: 965 East 700 South Suite #304 (I-15 Exit #8) (435) 674-8828
When: April 5-23, Mon. – Thurs. 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Why: Get books into the hands of children eager to learn, and protect the environment by recycling damaged, obsolete books.
About University of Phoenix:
University of Phoenix has five Utah locations: Murray, Taylorsville, North Davis, Pleasant Grove and St. George. The University is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Through flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning, students achieve personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. As of November 30, 2009, 455,600 students were enrolled at University of Phoenix, the largest private university in North America. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. www.phoenix.edu