The Children’s Book Project gives books to children who need them for equity in literacy, learning, and life.
We aim to create a more socially just world by providing books for free to under-resourced children. Literacy attainment is directly tied to academic achievement and lifetime outcomes, yet children in economically disadvantaged communities do not have the same access to books as their more affluent peers. The Children’s Book Project is committed to closing the opportunity gap and lifting up our community by raising readers.
This August, our longtime community partner Cole Hardware will collect spare change at their registers AND children’s book donations at all their store locations in San Francisco and Oakland. Thanks, Cole Hardware, for your ongoing support of our mission to give free books to children who need them!
The Children’s Book Project has been awarded a $15,000 California COVID Relief Grant in recognition of our ongoing work during the pandemic to give free books to children who need them. Research shows that children who grow up with books do better in literacy, numeracy, and even technology. This grant helps us continue to make sure every child has a lifeline to learning with books of their very own—for keeps!