Children’s Book Project gives books to children who need them for equity in literacy, learning, and life.
Our goal is to create a more socially just world by providing books for free to children from under-resourced communities. Literacy attainment is directly tied to academic achievement and lifetime outcomes, yet children living in economically disadvantaged circumstances do not have the same access to books as their more affluent peers. Children’s Book Project is committed to closing the opportunity gap and lifting up our community by raising readers and ultimately paving the way for lifelong learning and literacy.
Once again, we’re grateful to our longtime supporter Folio Books for helping us give more beautiful free books to kids who need them, including books in Spanish from our curated wishlist.
Tuesday, November 28 at Folio Books
We’ll receive 15% of proceeds from in-store purchases and phone orders.
3957 24th Street, San Francisco CA 94114 | 415.821.3477
November 23 – November 30 online at foliosf.com
Online purchases using coupon code CBP2023 are included in this fundraiser.
At the end of October, we were overjoyed to host our first Storytime field trip at our Book Bank, welcoming 19 students and three chaperones from Ms. Wong’s 2nd/3rd grade class at Visatacion Valley Elementary School in San Francisco. After listening raptly to some wonderful stories read by volunteer Leslie Thompson (pictured seated at center), Ms. Wong selected unlimited free books from our shelves for her classroom library while each student filled their new Storytime tote with five free books they picked out to keep for their very own. Storytime is our first direct service program for children, promoting literacy and book ownership with invited elementary schools serving under-resourced children in our community. Lack of access to books is known to be the single biggest barrier to literacy development and consequent improved lifetime outcomes, yet too many children don’t have access to books of their own. With your support, our Storytime program is another way we’re fulfilling our mission to give books to children who need them for equity in literacy, learning, and life. Thank you!
We’re honored once again to receive one of the first Top-Rated Awards of 2023 from GreatNonprofits.org! Read inspiring stories about us and add your own at https://greatnonprofits.org/
So far in 2023:
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BOOKS GIVEN AWAY SINCE 1992