United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County Holiday Book Drive




Donate a Book to a Local Student this Season through the annual Holiday Book Drive

The eighth annual Holiday Book Drive is taking place November 1-December 12, 2020 thanks to the generous support of Capstone Health Alliance and Barnes & Noble Asheville. Despite the challenges of this year, United Way's Women United is once again joining forces with our volunteer center, Hands On Asheville-Buncombe, to collect books for elementary and middle school youth for the holidays and show them what we're able to do when we come together and Live United. All donated books will be distributed to programs serving diverse, underserved communities throughout Buncombe County. 

Last year 2,800 books were collected both online and through our wonderful program partner Barnes & Noble Asheville. Since the drive's inception nearly 13,000 books have been collected to support our local students thanks to your incredible support.


Shop at Barnes & Noble Asheville and Support Students in Buncombe County

Barnes & Noble Booksellers at the Asheville Mall are hosting our book drive so customers can easily donate books while shopping for the holidays. You can choose books from a culturally diverse selection being offered this year, purchase at checkout, and leave them with your cashier. We will come to safely collect the books at the end of the month and distribute them to community partners who will ensure they're in the hands of the students who need them most this holiday season.

Aren't able to make it out to shop safely right now? Donate online and we'll take care of the rest!

Agencies and Schools Helping to Distribute Books 

United Way is partnering with a variety of organizations to ensure these books are in the hands of local students who need them most.