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The UPS Store to give gift of literacy to kids

Sunday, November 30, 2008

SIKESTON -- The UPS Store, located at 223 N. Main St., in conjunction with other locations nationwide and the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, is giving a long-lasting, life-changing gift to local children this holiday season.

Through Dec. 31, the store will sell $1 donation cards to benefit the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. Every donation will help the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation buy a book for a deserving child in the Sikeston community. In addition, The UPS Store will also host a book drive through Dec. 31 to collect new, age-appropriate books, providing yet another opportunity for the community to help local children in need improve their reading skills.

The year-round Toys for Tots Literacy Program offers the nation's most economically disadvantaged children the ability to compete academically and to succeed in life by providing them direct access to books and educational resources that will enhance their ability to read and to communicate effectively.

The UPS Store is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. For more, call 471-2055.