Be a Book Bunny

Be a Book Bunny distributes literacy bags to over 1,000 students served by MRC to help children build personal libraries to encourage reading both in and out of the classroom.

How does it work?

For our Be a Book Bunny program, YLS has partnered with the Midlands Reading Consortium (MRC), a volunteer tutoring initiative, to support pre-kindergarten through second-grade students who are falling behind their peers in reading. Be a Book Bunny sponsors fill Book Bunny reading totes with eight new, age-appropriate books and school supplies. There is no limit to how many totes a business, family, or individual can provide. Each tote is tagged by each child's grade and gender to help our volunteers provide the right kinds of books.

How can I participate?

  1. Purchase books and supplies through our Amazon wish list, and they will be shipped directly to United Way!
  2. Be a Virtual Book Bunny and make an online gift. United Way will purchase the books and supplies on your behalf and volunteers will fill the totes.

The Joy of Reading

A personal library encourages healthy reading habits, which helps children succeed later in life. Having books at home helps spark the desire to read and helps kids gain confidence in their reading skills.

Velveteen Presenting Sponsor

Hippity Hoppity Sponsor

Cotton Tail Sponsor

Cotton Tail Sponsor:
Drew and Reece Stevens
Andrew W Saleeby, Maynard Nexsen

Bunny Sponsors: 
Anchor Investment Management, LLC
American SpiralWeld Pipe 

Book Sponsors:
Great Southern Homes
Jesica Mackey, NP Strategy

The Tote and Hare Sponsors:
Delia and Kevin Corrigan 
Christina Perry