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Pages of promise summer book drive

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The United Way of the Capital Area needs community support to successfully collect books for Jackson Public School students to read this summer.

The "Pages of Promise" summer reading book drive campaign is an initiative hosted by the United Way throughout April. With your support, the organization hopes to collect at least 1,000 books for JPS students to read for their summer reading requirements.

Shawna Davie, the Dropout Prevention Coordinator for the United Way of theCapital Area says, "We want to ensure that the community has an opportunity to get involved in this effort by giving them a chance to donate old books that they may have on their shelves, preferably gently used books, or even go out and purchase a new book or a gift card to use at a local bookstore."

You can drop books off at the United Way headquarters at 843 N. President Street, the Eudora Welty Library and all State Farm insurance offices in Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties.

For a list of books on the JPS summer book wish list, go to www.myunitedway.com or www.jackson.k12.ms.us 

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