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Once Upon a Book Drive

Posted: June 30th, 2017

Child Care Partnership, a program the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency, in partnership with the Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA), is participating in the fourth annual Once Upon a Book Drive, collecting books for local children and early education programs. The drive starts July 1, 2017 and runs through the end of August.

During the past three years, Once Upon a Book Drive has collected more than 20,500 books for children and early education programs in need. Now in its fourth year, SFTA, participating member agencies, and community supporters have their sights set high to reach even more children and families through the drive.

Once Upon a Book Drive focuses on supporting early literacy because it is a crucial skill that is strongly linked to a child's success later in life. It is especially important during the first few years of a child's life as their brain develops most rapidly.

Donated books can be new or gently used and must be appropriate for children under the age of 12, with an emphasized need for infant/toddler and bilingual books. Child Care Partnership will distribute the collected books to local early education programs and families in need, including Head Start centers and child care providers in western Wisconsin. Books may be donated locally at:

Western Dairyland Main Office
23122 Whitehall Road, Independence, WI

Western Dairyland Eau Claire Office
418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire, WI

Eau Claire County Health Department
720 Second Ave., Eau Claire, WI

Eau Claire Children's Museum
220 S. Barstow Street, Eau Claire, WI

For more information about donating, please contact Western Dairyland at 715-836-7511 or 715-985-2391.

Western Dairyland Receives
Nonprofit Excellence Award

Posted: April 6th, 2017

The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley held its annual Chippewa Valley Spirit Awards on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire. The event recognizes the businesses and individuals who generously support the education, financial stability and health of the community.

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