Book Donation Initiative
If you would like to be included on the below list, please email the following information to Becca Worthington at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Company Name
- Paragraph of Description
- Contact Person/Email/Phone
- Proof of Tax Exempt Status
- Mailing Address to Receive Donations
The Lelt Foundation
The Lelt Foundation (www.leltfoundation.org) is dedicated to helping orphans in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. One of our programs, “the Repi School Lunch Program,” provides food for students who have been labeled “severely malnourished” by the Ethiopian government. Our goal is to get these students fed so they can concentrate in school, receive their proper education and pull out of the cycle of poverty. We regularly return to Addis Ababa to work directly with the children. Our school programs director for the Repi School asked us to bring some beginning English books so that the students can improve their education. The school has hardly any supplies (they also asked us for pencils, pens and paper). They seem to have nothing that a school should have. Getting quality workbooks and general supplies will make an immense difference to these children.
If you have any lower level (K-2nd grade) English activity/educational books or supplies that you can spare for the children of Repi School in Ethiopia, we can give you a receipt of donation and show you photo documentation of the books arriving and being put into use. Your consideration is greatly appreciated.
Please mail your donations to the attention of Anja Wood at:
The Lelt Foundation
243 Riverside Drive, Suite #MZ 2
New York, NY 10025
Contact: 917.674.5710 or email@example.com
The Nanubhai Education Foundation
The Nanubhai Education Foundation (www.nanubhai.org) was founded in 2007 to honor the former principal of Kadod High School, Kadod. Based in rural Gujarat, India, the Nanubhai Education Foundation works to improve education at our partner sites. A large percentage of the students at the rural high schools we serve are from “Scheduled Tribes and Castes,” ethnic and caste groups which have been historically oppressed. By helping to improve the quality of English education, we are equipping our students with the tools they need to succeed in modern, globalized India. Some of our initiatives include teacher training workshops, technology development, scholarships for young women, and a before and after school Spoken English program.
Currently, we are seeking ESL textbook donations for our Spoken English program. We have very few resources for teaching these twice-daily, hourlong classes. A set of approximately 100 used, low-beginner to high-beginner English textbooks would greatly help us improve our students' English skills.
If you have any questions about the specifics of what we would need, please contact Sarah Birgé, Senior Fellow of Professional Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please mail donations to:
c/o Principal Mahida
The Kadod High School, Kadod
TA: Bardoli, DI: Surat
The Center of Higher Development
The Center of Higher Development (COHD) provides computer training, career readiness skills, practical life skills, and educational resources via technology. Our mission is to eliminate the Digital Divide in under-served communities in the greater Chicago area. COHD proudly hosts a summer camp and after-school program for our local children as well.
We are currently working on a Reading Program for our youth students (approximately 30 students between the ages of six to sixteen). Unfortunately, our organization lacks many resources. Please consider donating gently-used books to help our students become better readers and critical thinkers.
For more information on the Center of Higher Development, please email site manager Qiana Gillespie or call at 1-888-317-5480.
Please mail donations to:
Center of Higher Development
Lakegrove Village Complex
3515 South Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60653
The Global Links Library and Literacy Campaign, Elon University
Book Donations for U.S. and South African Schools
The Global Links Library/Literacy Campaign is an ongoing service initiative that began in 2007 as part of Elon University’s South Africa study abroad program. The campaign establishes and or develops the resources of libraries in schools and community centers in South Africa and the United States for the purpose of: improving literacy and the love of reading; fostering cross-cultural understanding among constituents through a global book club and reading program; providing tutorial and technological support to program constituents; and providing students with virtual and mortar-and-brick environments through which they can create and share original artistic pieces, such as poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and other original work of art.
For students and learners, the program is designed to:
* use literature to improve reading competency
* foster multicultural awareness and understanding through literature
* raise students’ global awareness of crises, events, and lifestyles in other areas of the world
* develop student technological competencies with computers, software, and learning tools like blogs so that they may express opinions and share views on varied subjects
* foster friendship among students of similar ages in various countries and communities, and help them accept differences and find commonalities with others
For our community partners, the program is designed to:
* increase patron usage of the participating libraries
* increase literacy and reading competencies among elementary, middle school, and high school student participants in the program
* grow new, long-term partnerships between Elon and local and global community partners
To learn more about how you, your school, organization, or agency can join the program, or to make a tax-deductible donation towards books, computers, or other technologies, contact:
Dr. Prudence Layne
Campus Box 2338
Elon, NC 27244
Pages for Children
Various Kinds of Childrens and Young Adult Books
Pages for Children is a nonprofit organization that sends books and cards to sick children and teens while in the hospital. This is a free program that will involve any and all hospitals that deal with sick children that will happen all year long, every year. We need new or gently used books that are appropriate for anyone 18 years of age or under. They don't all have to be reading books, it can be coloring books or activity books.
For more information, send donations or to contact Pages for Children:
Pages for Children, Inc.
14204 Section Line Rd
Elkmont AL 35620
Missouri Girls Town
Reading Materials for Young Women
Missouri Girls Town provides residential care for adolescent girls between the ages of eight and twenty-one who are in need of a therapeutic structured living environment to address emotional and behavioral disorders. Within the State of Missouri Guidelines, Missouri Girls Town is licensed to provide services for 56 total girls in Care Levels 3 and 4, Transitional Living, Structured and Unstructured Scatters-site apartments. Client referrals are accepted from the Children’s Division, Juvenile Offices, Department of Mental Health, Adoption Subsidy and private placement.
Our mission is to help every girl in our care gain a new start on life. MGT serves clients who have been sexually abused, physically abused, or severely neglected as well as those who are emotionally disturbed or suffer from behavioral and attachment disorders. The goal is to prepare clients to transition to a less restrictive living environment, which may include returning home, entering foster care, or graduating to an independent living program.
The library at Missouri Girls Town is outdated and some of the girls use reading as a way to deal with feelings and emotions in a positive way. For example when they are stressed or angry, they will read and it calms them down. Getting to the library off campus isn’t the easiest task to complete for most of the girls, so the library on campus is all they have. If the library included more current books in good condition the girls would read more and this would help them to be more successful in the classroom as well as in their future endeavors, including college. Any donation you are willing to give would be helpful and the staff as well as the residents would be grateful!
Missouri Girls Town
Address where donations can be sent:
Attn: Nicki Knight
Missouri Girls Town
8548 Jade Rd.
Kingdom City, MO 65262
The BIG Book Club
Amachi Texas and Big Brothers Big Sisters
Amachi Texas is a statewide joint initiative in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Education Agency, OneStar Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Texas.
Amachi Texas serves “invisible children” who have a family member incarcerated or on parole or probation by matching them with a safe, caring adult in a one-to-one mentoring relationship. For most children it is their first exposure to a loving, stable, and productive atmosphere.
Amachi Texas’ BIG Book Club is designed to encourage Bigs and Littles across the state to read together and, as a result, positively enhance their relationship, establish a lifelong love for reading, and improve the Little’s academic scores. By donating, The BIG Book Club can provide books to matches and for group reads, create discussion questions for the books, and plan activities to celebrate reading.
If you are able to donate please contact:
Reader To Reader, Inc. Book Donations for U.S. Schools
Reader To Reader, Inc., an award-winning 501(c)(3) public charity is dedicated to bringing books, free of charge, to needy school libraries around the United States. The organization serves over 200 of the nation's poorest public schools and colleges and spans grades pre-k through college.
With 60% of underprivileged children not owning even a single book, a well-stocked school library is a critical resource hub that is a necessity not a luxury. Among the communities served are schools in the nation's poorest communities, including inner-city schools, Native American Reservations, and poor rural towns. Publisher's surplus books represent an invaluable resource for poor communities where there is literally no budget at all for book acquisition, and the librarians struggle to keep their time-worn books in readable condition.
David Mazor, Executive Director
Reader To Reader, Inc.
24 Mt. View Circle
Amherst, MA 01002
Donations are tax-deductible
Michigan Friends of Education
Michigan Friends of Education is an affiliate of the Library of Michigan and works toward a better tomorrow by increasing the academic achievements and reading skills of children and needy adults in Michigan. The program rescues beautiful, usable books and materials from being destroyed by soliciting donations from publishers and distributors who have overstocked or outdated inventory. These books are then provided at no cost to a wide variety of social organizations that serve the needy. This includes disadvantaged readers, the ill, the incarcerated, senior citizens, and the handicapped. Michigan Friends of Education serves an estimated 855,000 people.
By donating books, magazines, craft supplies, and literary enhancing items, Michigan Friends of Education works as a cooperative network to qualified social organizations on an equal per-capita basis as opposed to first come, first served.
If you are able to donate, please contact:
Kitty Gailey or Suzi Schroeder
Michigan Friends of Education (MFE)
P.O. Box 183
171 Kuhn Street
Gregory, MI 48137
phone: (743) 498-3003 or 1-800-846-8876
With Wings & a Halo
Providing books to children of all ages during an emergency/crisis situation
"With Wings & a Halo" is currently seeking donations of childrens' books for ages toddler to pre-teen. The books will be included in packets to be distributed by local police and emergency medical volunteers to children during a crisis situation.
The purpose of "With Wings and a Halo - R.E.A.C.H. a Child" is to reach out to children across America that find themselves in a crisis situation, whether they are being treated in a Children's Hospital, a Natural Disaster Area Shelter or children who are temporarily homeless or in distress.
If you are able to donate books please contact:
Paul S. Gilbertson-Co-Founder
Chris A. Gilbertson-Co-Founder
407 Augusta Drive
Waunakee, WI 53597
phone: (866) 992-6324
The Interfaith Caregiver Volunteer Program
The Interfaith Caregiver Volunteer Program is a grassroots program whose mission is to help the homebound and frail elderly remain in their own home as long as possible. In its ninth year, the program provides home visits, assistance to those with poor vision, escorts to medical and other needed appointments, shopping assistance, and telephone reassurance. The program is not funded by any City, State, or Corporate entity and depends solely on donations and fundraising. The program is in need of a well-rounded selection of books including Mystery, Fiction, Non-fiction, Biographies and Autobiographies, History, Romance, Science Fiction, Children’s, Religious, How-To and Self-Help books. If you are able to donate please contact:
2975 Independence Avenue
Bronx, NY 10463
phone: (718) 548-1700 x477
Robert F. Wagner Middle School
The office of New York City Council Member Dan Garodnick is holding a book drive for Robert F. Wagner Middle School, located in New York City. Wagner Middle School is a large, ethnically diverse school of 1,300 students, 35 percent of whom receive free lunch. The new school library is in need of books for 4th through 12th grade reading levels, with a particular emphasis on 6th through 8th grade-level. Fiction and nonfiction are welcome. If you are able to donate books please contact:
Office of Council Member Garodnick
Attn: Brian Goldberg or Dan Pasquini
211 East 43rd St.
New York, NY 10017
phone: 212- 818-0580
Christian City is a 40 year old, non-profit, charitable organization, which provides homes, healthcare and supportive services to 1,100 seniors and children at its campus in Union City, Georgia. In the pursuit of providing quality services to its residents, the organization has built a new library and reading area that can house thousands of volumes. Christian City welcomes book donations of any kind but is especially interested in items for the visually impaired community.
If you are able to donate books, please contact:
Christopher Loga, ADC
7300 Lester Road
Union City, GA 30291
Coalition for Community Schools
The Coalition for Community Schools is an alliance of national, state and local organizations in education K-16, youth development, community planning and development, family support, health and human services, government and philanthropy as well as national, state and local community school networks. The Coalition advocates for community schools as the vehicle for strengthening schools, families and communities so that together they can improve student learning.
The goal of Community Schools is to address the multiple needs of children by recognizing that learning is influenced by ongoing experiences within families, schools, community-based organizations, as well as meeting the basic physical, mental and emotional needs of young people and their families.
Roosevelt Elementary School is an inner city school serving low income families in the Allentown School District of Pennsylvania. Coalition for Community Schools is looking for book donations that will go towards a books event which will enable reading outside of school, particularly during the summer.
If you are able to donate books, please contact:
Community School Coordinator
The Asia Foundation
Donating excess stock to Books for Asia
Books for Asia is currently seeking donations of excess stock from publishers. Created in 1954, Books for Asia has distributed more than 40 million books and materials to more than 50,000 institutions in 40 countries. The program is currently seeking donations of all types, including K-12, higher education and professional, technical and vocational books, for schools and libraries throughout the Asia-Pacific.
To donate books: identify excess stock, provide an offer list to Books for Asia, and send the requested books to the warehouse in California. For more information please visit the website
Communications and Outreach Program Officer
Phone: 510-667-6475, ext. 204