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December 9, 2020

Barnes & Noble Holds Book Drive for United 2 Read

Barnes & Noble has selected United Way of Westchester and Putnam (UWWP) to be the recipient of their 2020 Holiday Book Drive, which runs through Dec. 12. Barnes & Noble stores in Eastchester, White Plains, and Yonkers are participating. At check-out, customers are encouraged to purchase an additional book for children ages 0-10, which is then donated to the book drive.

“We could not do this annual book drive without the generosity of everyone in the community,” said Barnes & Noble Store Manager Jonathan Castro. “I want to thank everyone that has donated to United Way of Westchester and Putnam through this program.  We still have a few days left to make a change in a young readers life, so please come in and contribute if you can.” 

All the books donated will go towards United Way’s United2Read early literacy program or will be distributed as holiday presents to children in need in Westchester and Putnam. Through its United2Read program, UWWP has collected and distributed nearly 15,000 books across our region to more than 5,000 underprivileged children, from birth to age five, so far in 2020. These books kits encourage childhood literacy and interaction between caregiver and child—both of which are crucial to a child’s growth and success.

If you are interested in purchasing a book to donate to United Way of Westchester and Putnam, you can visit any of the below stores:


Vernon Hills Shopping Center
680 White Plains Rd,
Scarsdale, NY 10583

230 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601

Central Plaza 2614,
Central Park Ave,
Yonkers, NY 10710