UberBOOKS: Over 1,500 Books Collected!

On April 6, 2016, we partnered with United Way of the Greater Dayton Area to support the Read On! Dayton Region Book Drive by collecting new PreK to 3rd grade reading level books through the Uber app.



These books will have a tangible impact on children and communities across the greater Dayton metro area.  This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our fantastic partners in charity, including but absolutely not limited to:

We also wanted to extend a special thanks to Mayor Nan Whaley for being a strong supporter of UberBOOKS.

“This is a great example of how innovation can benefit our communities. Not only does Uber Dayton connect residents with a ride when they need one, they are helping to change the way we can connect as a community.” 

– Mayor Whaley,  April 6th, 2016

.@Uber has helped transport/donate 1,500 books to ReadOn! Book Drive.Will you help us reach our goal?https://t.co/YqLshRzl0V #CityOfLearners

– Mayor Whaley, (@nanwhaley) April 13th, 2016


While we only collected book donations for a day, we’re moving Dayton each and every day in pursuit of our mission to provide transportation as reliable as running water, everywhere, for everyone.

We look forward to continuing to work alongside community stakeholders to empower, enrich and connect Dayton.

Enjoy the ride – and the reading – ahead,

-Team Uber Dayton


Project READ is a coalition of public and private organizations working together to build skilled workers, strong families, and healthy communities. Through Project READ, over 100 literacy organizations, schools and businesses are committed to building literacy in the Miami Valley. Since 1990, Project READ has be been located at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio.

The Read On! Book Drive collects new books for low-income PreK to 3rd grade children with a goal to expand to all 21 Dayton Public elementary schools, providing 85,000 books to all the PreK to 3rd grade students there. With already 60,000 books collected, the Read On Book Drive’s goal is to raise the funds for 25,000 more. These books help students reduce summer slide and maintain their reading skills over summer break.

If you would like to donate any new PreK-3rd grade level books, please contact Laura Engle at LauraE[at]Dayton-UnitedWay.org or DONATE HERE!

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