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First Coast YMCA collecting donations for Tenikka’s Books for Kids

Tenikka's Books for Kids and First Coast YMCA

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Action News Jax Family Focus Partner First Coast YMCA is a proud supporter of Tenikka’s Books for Kids.

The nonprofit organization is accepting book donations for the annual drive which runs from March 27 through April 8 this year.


We are collecting new books for local children from birth to 18 years old. You can drop off books at any of the YMCA’s 14 locations in our area. You can find a list of their locations below:

The YMCA has been working in our community since 1908.

Candace Burrows, Associate Vice President of Day Camp, Family Programs and Community Engagement said, “The Y is proud to support community leaders like Tenikka who are passionate about nurturing the potential of all children. We are committed to closing the achievement gap through focused programming like YMCA Reads and we understand that having access to necessary resources like books can transform a child’s life. Donating to Tenikka’s Books for Kids Book Drive is an easy way to make a big difference on the First Coast. We encourage everyone to join us in supporting this initiative.”

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All the books collected for Tenikka’s Books for Kids are given to children who meet their reading goals, during the Jacksonville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, at no cost to their families.

For more information about Tenikka’s Books for Kids, click here.

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