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Stuff the Bus with Books

Help our kids read all summer long!

Join us for United Way of Greater Cleveland’s Day of Action and help “Stuff the Bus with Books” before the Cleveland Indians take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at Progressive Field on Wednesday, June 14.

The Cleveland Indians have partnered with United Way to collect gently used and new children’s and young adult books and put them into the hands of children in our community! It’s crucial for our children to have books to read in the summer months to encourage reading and academic success! Help us collect more than 20,000 books this year! 

Stuff the Bus with Books 2017


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We need your help to gather and collect books!

How does my company get involved?

  • Serve as a collection point before June 14 in your organization
  • Volunteer on June 14 and help collect books at Progressive Field

What does it take to be a Collection Point?

Set out a Stuff the Bus collection box provided by United Way in your organization and ask for book donations through email, posters, signs, social media and word of mouth. If your company or organization is interested in serving as a collection point, please contact Shanette Buford-Brazzell, events manager at

Who will the receive books?

United Way will distribute the books to the Cleveland Public Library, who will receive the books and distribute them to children, at their library outreach events and children who are participating in Summer Reading programs.

Where are the Collection Points?

There are Collection Points all throughout the greater Cleveland area! View the Collection Points →

Interested in volunteering?

There are many volunteer opportunities available to help kids keep reading this summer! Learn more →

Still have questions?
Please contact Shanette Buford-Brazzell, events manager, at 216-436-2123 or


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