DC Ranch surpasses ‘Thousand by Thanksgiving’ book drive goal

Committed to promoting literacy in Arizona, DC Ranch residents set a goal to collect 1,000 books over a four-month period — starting with a back-to-school drive and continuing until Thanksgiving.

DC Ranch staff Devin Haggerty and Jona Davis sort books to deliver to United Way.

DC Ranch staff Devin Haggerty and Jona Davis sort books to deliver to United Way.

By incorporating the drive into various events and programs throughout the community, the event became a community-wide collaboration.

“We drew a thermometer on the side of the collection boxes, and each week the residents were thrilled to see how much it rose in our effort to reach the 1,000 mark,” said Community Engagement Director Jona Davis.

By Thanksgiving, DC Ranch not only met its goal, but surpassed it with a total collection of 1,256 books. The DC Ranch location of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Silverleaf Realty helped contribute to the overwhelming amount of donations.
DC Ranch delivered the books to the Valley of the Sun United Way in support of its Valleywide fall book drive.

The books will be used for literacy initiatives assisting children and families in Arizona.

In addition to the fall book drive, DC Ranch residents collected 50 frozen turkeys at its annual Turkey Trot, which were donated to the United Food Bank.

As the holiday season begins, DC Ranch is kicking off its annual Giving Tree campaign. Residents have “adopted” two families served through Homeward Bound and are collecting gifts and home goods to make sure they have a festive holiday.

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