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United Way of Coastal Carolina Books for Littles Drive Kicks Off

Books for LittlesWho doesn’t love a good book?  United Way of Coastal Carolina’s “Books for Littles” Drive will be collecting new and gently-used books for tots through teens from February 14 to March 2. The books will be donated to United Way funded agencies for children and families in the non-profit’s service area that includes Carteret, Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties as part of a world-wide initiative to improve early childhood learning opportunities.

Books will be donated to:

– Heartworks in Bayboro for their library

– Carteret County Domestic Violence Program for their family room

– RCS to establish a Book Nook in their new Family Shelter

– The Filling Station to create a Little Free Library in Pollocksville

– The Boys and Girls Clubs in Morehead City, Beaufort and Havelock

The following locations will be accepting donated books:

– BB&T New Bern branches at Carolina Colours, Downtown and Highway 17S (MLK Boulevard)

– BB&T branches in Cape Carteret, Beaufort, and Morehead City Main and Highway 70 W

– Piggly Wiggly Stores in Oriental and Grantsboro

– Brock Motor Company in Trenton

– United Way of Coastal Carolina Office, 601 Broad Street in New Bern

“Books for Littles” will wrap up on March 2, which is the 20th Celebration of Read Across America Day and the birthday of Dr. Seuss, Theodor Geisel.

The United Way of Coastal Carolina had its beginnings in the Coastal Carolina area in 1957. Started as a community fundraising organization many years ago, United Way has developed into an organization focused on measurable, long-lasting results for the local community’s most compelling needs. United Way fights for the Health, Education, and the Financial Stability of every person in every community. Currently there are 15 funded programs serving individuals in Carteret, Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties. Funds are raised locally to fund local programs. For more information visit

Submitted by: Sherwood Crawford, United Way of Coastal Carolina