UPS Store donates $2,600 worth of books to Greater Attleboro Council for Children

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UPS Store Owner Joanne Petersen, Assistant Manager Maegan Samek and Kelly Fox of the Greater Attleboro Area Council for Children hold a check for $2,697. That money was used to purchase approximately 1,800 books for the council. Staff Photo/Leslie Deschenes

Throughout the year, and especially at holiday time, The UPS Store at Shaw’s Triboro Plaza in North Attleborough collects donations from the community for the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, launched in 2008 with the Marine Toys for Tots Program. Since that time, the UPS stores have collected more than $8 million and distributed more than 44 million books to children across the nation.

The community’s participation in the Toys for Tots Literacy Program is a key component to the success of this program,” said The UPS Store franchisee Joanne Peterson. “This initiative provides us the unique opportunity to work with a nationally-recognized organization while making an impact in our local community, which is only possible because of thoughtful contributions from the people in this city.”

Those stores that collect more than $150 in donations can use this for a local charity—for those stores that bring in under this amount, the funds go to a national program. The store was able to collect over $2,600, and will be donating more than 1,800 books to the Greater Attleboro Council for Children to use with their Christmas is for Kids program.