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.
Thanks to your generous year-end gifts, we’ve exceeded our donor matching grant of $50,000! We’re so encouraged by your strong support of our mission, and look forward to offering another year of dedicated service in challenging times. This year, we’ll celebrate our 30th Anniversary of giving books to children who need them for equity in literacy, learning, and life. Keep an eye out for more information about our 30th Anniversary celebrations here and on social media. Onward!
We’re thrilled to announce that a group of anonymous benefactors will match every dollar up to $50,000 that we receive through the end of the year. Your generous tax-deductible gift will go twice as far to help us continue to offer free books to children who need them for equity in literacy, learning, and life. Thank you for your support of our mission!
1 year ago, we relocated our Book Bank to the Bayview District in San Francisco, and ever since are thriving and working better than ever to get books to children who need them most:
4 programs to meet community needs: Read Aloud for early literacy; Second Reading for public access; Teen Ambassador for student community service; and the Book Bank for all our clients, donors, and volunteers
18 counties served in California: Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Lake, Madera, Marin, Merced, Plumas, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, and Yolo
29 years of continuous service since our founding in 1992
440+ volunteer hours to help process donated books
1080+ services rendered to clients working with low-income children in Title 1 schools, public housing, Boys and Girls Clubs, Head Start programs, shelters, public health clinics, and many other organizations
120,000+ free books given away for children who need books for equity in literacy, learning, and life
…and when you donate through the end of the year, up to $50,000 in donations will be matched by a group of anonymous benefactors!
We rely on your support of our mission to keep going strong into our 30th year and beyond. Thank you!
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