United Way hosts Literacy Kit Kickoff in support of young learners

United Way hosts Literacy Kit Kickoff in support of young learners
Each Literacy Kit includes school supplies, an age-appropriate book, information for parents and supplies for students.

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg will host a Literacy Kit Kickoff at Central Virginia Walmart locations.

Volunteers with the organization will be collecting, sorting and counting donated school supplies for young learners.

The event supports United Way’s region-wide effort to ensure kids are ready for school and reading at grade-level by third grade.

Throughout the year, United Way collects and assembles over 1,500 Literacy Kits for students in the region.

Each Literacy Kit includes school supplies, an age-appropriate book, information for parents and supplies for students.

The event takes place on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at seven area Walmart locations:

  • Ashland: 145 Hill Carter Parkway, Ashland, VA 23005
  • Chester: 12000 Iron Bridge Road, Chester, VA 23831
  • Chesterfield: 14501 Hancock Village, Chesterfield, VA 23832
  • Midlothian: 12200 Chattanooga Plaza, Midlothian, VA 23112
  • Petersburg: 3500 South Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805
  • Short Pump: 11400 West Broad Street, Glen Allen, VA 23060
  • West End: 6920 Forest Avenue, Richmond, VA 23230

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