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United Way to Hold Book “Give-Away” January 21

United for Literacy Initiative to Donate 12,000 Books to Local Non-Profits


As part of its county wide United for Literacy initiative United Way of Santa Barbara County is partnering with FD3/ Green 2 Gold and Move Green to disburse over 12,000 books to local non-profit agencies.

The event will take place Jan 21, 2011, Friday from 5pm -7pm at United Way of Santa Barbara County; 320 E Gutierrez St.

Agencies are invited to stop by and help themselves to the books available. The books are all new and consist of adult fiction and non-fiction titles. Volunteers will be on hand to assist agencies coming to get books.

“At United Way we are always looking for new and innovative ways we can support our partner agencies” said Joel Goforth, Director for Community Impact at United Way. “And what better way to promote literacy than giving 12,000 books away!” he added.

Green to Gold and Move Green two local, environmentally focused, non-profits generously volunteered to help put this event on. FD3 spokespersons, Lielle Arad and Alan Tratner say, “FD3 is very grateful to kick this year off with this serious donation. We have major plans this year, and this donation helps to get us off and running.”

This year FD3 with Environmental Education Group (EEG) and Green2Gold are assembling serious world helping non-profits in a series of huge Save Our Planet Festivals. These fun, inspiring, motivating perpetual fundraising festivals will begin the process of solving our world’s major vital issues completely, finally, and with measures to keep those problems from reoccurring. FD3 and EEG/G2G are pleased to receive the generous book donation from United Way of Santa Barbara County

Move Green, the sustainable moving enterprise founded in Santa Barbara county, using a fleet of bio fueled trucks, recycled packing materials and planting trees for every move, is donating a vehicle and crew to the transportation, storage and distribution of the donated books.

FD3 has originated and is introducing personal and collective world changing workshops and true solutions to our people and our planets major problems on all levels. For more information visit EEG/G2G is a 40-year international incubator/accelerator of new technologies, ideas and non-profits.

United Way of Santa Barbara County has the unique and positive vision that “in our community, everyone has a hopeful future.” UWSBC has served the local community since its local founding in 1923 and, through our Power of Partnership; it improves the lives of children, families, and seniors with a focus on education, financial stability, and health. For more information about United Way of Santa Barbara County, please visit online or call 805-965-8591.



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