Two UPS Store locations in Lawrence are among others nationwide teaming up with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to launch the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, a year-round initiative to help children in need.
The Lawrence stores, at 4000 W. Sixth St. and 2040 W. 31st St., will be accepting donations for the program. For each dollar donated, a book will be given to a child through a partnership with Scholastic Inc.; additional fundraising activities will be conducted throughout the year.
From March 15 through Aug. 15, the two Lawrence stores also will accept new, age-appropriate books to be distributed to area children through Lawrence Head Start.
"The literacy program is the perfect way to help provide these children with the tools they need to break the cycle of poverty," said Carol Linhos, UPS Store franchisee in Lawrence.
For more information, call 856-7860 or 856-0707 or visit www.toysfortotsliteracy.org.