Books for the Alabama Black Belt
2017 Books for the Alabama Black Belt Campaign:
You can participate by donating new or gently-used classic and award winning books frequently found on school reading lists for K-12 children or making a financial donation. The goal of this project is to provide one book for every child in the Black Belt -- there are over 42,000 children in the 13 Counties of the Black Belt, some of the poorest counties in the United States.
The counties include: Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Pickens, Perry, Sumter and Wilcox.
To make financial donations, send checks payable to: “The University of Alabama” and mail to The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development – Attention: Ms. Sally Brown - Box 870138 – Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0138, or call 205-348-8344 for more information.
Sponsors of the campaign include:
Capstone Retirement Village, Culverhouse College of Commerce, Honors College, The Tuscaloosa Public Library, the University of Alabama Center for Economic Development, and UA Museums.
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