Summer Book Distribution

Last year, we distributed more than 23,000 books to students of all ages in the Lowcountry.

The United Way of the Lowcountry’s efforts to help improve student reading skills don’t stop at the end of the school year.

Each summer, United Way partners with a number of organizations —  including The Pat Conroy  Literacy Center, Pi Phi, the Public Library Foundation of Beaufort County/Beaufort County Library System and the Beaufort County School District — to help minimize the loss of learning that occurs when young minds sit idle during the summer.

Together, we provide tens of thousands of free books — including picture books and chapter books — to children of all ages throughout Beaufort and Jasper counties. As an added treat, volunteers — like Ron and Natalie Daise from “Gullah Gullah Island!” — record videos of themselves reading aloud from one of the books.

Ron & Natalie Daise:
“There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”

Dr. Renarta Tompkins:
“P is For Palmetto”