Mobile book bank helps Maryland kids in need

Posted at 7:34 AM, Aug 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-18 07:40:34-04

Studies say 14 percent of people in the U.S. can't read.

Here at ABC2, we're working to make sure no child in Baltimore goes without access to books. It's part of our parent company Scripps' "if you give a child a book" campaign. 

Employees are bringing in books for the Maryland book bank to help encourage literacy and the ability to provide children with the opportunity to read.

Last year Scripps raised $143,000 for books. Scripps will match our fundraising up to 30,000. That money goes to buying books to give to our chosen charity. The drive lasts through the end of the month.

If you want to help, the Maryland book bank is always looking for books, feel free to find them on Facebook.

And that is not the only way you can help kids in need. As kids get ready to head back to school, ABC2 is working to make sure they are prepared.

We're collecting backpacks, notebooks, pens and all the essentials for the PMJ Foundation's Back 2 School Supply Drive.

You can drop items off at laundry city east and west, as well as several other locations:

Laundry City East
5200 Moravia Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21206

Laundry City West
3421 Frederick Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21229

Consolidated Insurance
11403 Cronridge Drive Suite 270
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Edward Jones
4 E. Rolling Crossroads Ste. 106
Catonsville, MD 21228

Wolf Insurance Group
9124 Belair Rd
Baltimore, MD 21236

6400 York Rd.
Towson, MD 21212

All Young School Locations

All Eastern Savings Bank Branches
Locations listed at

LifeWay Christian Store #4441
7900 Honeygo Blvd. 
Baltimore, Md 21236

Long & Foster Realtors
6080 Falls Road Suite 107
Baltimore, MD 21209

1501 South Clinton Street
Baltimore, MD 21224

Domino Sugar
1100 East Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230

Robbies First Base
9 W. Ridgely Rd.
Lutherville, MD 21093

His Way Christian Bookstores

WEAA 88.9
1700 E. Coldspring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251

Kopernik Bank
2101 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231

Robbies First Base
9 W. Ridgely Rd.
Lutherville, MD 21093

Five Below Baltimore Region Stores