Jenifer Davis with books from Toys for Tots Literacy Program

USD 490 received a Toys for Tots Literacy Program grant from the UPS Store.  

The program is an initiative of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and The UPS Store network. The mission of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program is to offer the nation’s most economically disadvantaged children the ability to compete academically and to succeed in life by providing them direct access to resources that will enhance their ability to read and to communicate effectively.  

Monetary donations made at local The UPS Store locations to the Toys for Tots Literacy Program are used to purchase books for children. They work with Toys for Tots to ensure donations made at local stores benefit children in or near that particular community.  

Since 2008, The UPS Store network has contributed more than $7.3 million to purchase books and educational resources for children. For more information about the program, please visit