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United Drives to collect children's books in September

Donations collected will benefit United for D.C.'s six adopted public elementary schools

Throughout the 2012 Major League Soccer season, D.C. United collects items at select home games to benefit pre-determined non-profit organizations within the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.  During the month of September, United for D.C. – D.C. United’s charitable arm – will collect new school supplies to benefit its six adopted D.C. public elementary schools: Harriet Tubman Elementary School, Payne Elementary School, Savoy Elementary School, Ketcham Elementary School, Simon Elementary School, and Bruce Monroe Elementary School, as well as United Reads Reading Corners at two Children’s National Medical Center locations.  As a D.C. United signature program, United Drives assigns a different charity drive for each month of the MLS regular season, including the collection of food, children’s books, and soccer equipment.

Donations are accepted in the D.C. United offices on game and non-game days, located on the fourth floor of Gate A. This season marks the ninth year of the United Drives campaign, which collects much-needed items to help with each beneficiary’s mission.

For more information on United Drives or any of D.C. United’s community initiatives, please call (202) 587-5000.