The Iowa Women's Leadership Connection (WLC) of United Way of Central Iowa is seeking to break last year's record of 20,000 new and gently used children's books donated to be distributed to child care centers.

On Friday, volunteers from 
36 local companies  will fill a Des Moines school bus parked at Aviva USA, 7700 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines. The books will be distributed by UPS volunteers to WLC-sponsored early learning centers and in-home child care providers throughout Central Iowa.