Reading is a time machine, a portal to other worlds and a gateway to wonder. Through stories, children learn to be heroes, go on adventures, and stretch their imagination. There are few things better for children than a bountiful reading experience.
Unfortunately, many communities are located in literacy deserts where children have little or no access to quality books. This hinders a lifetime of learning and makes it difficult to achieve sufficient reading levels. A child’s literacy development has major implications for their future, and the literacy rate in Philadelphia remains too low. It’s time for our community of educators and readers to champion Philadelphia’s youth and conquer unsatisfactory reading levels and help vanquish literacy deserts.
We are ramping up for our 7th Annual Children’s Book Drive! This year our recipient is Tree House Books, a Philadelphia-based organization. Founded in 2005, their work is fueled by the vision that every child in our city has access to books. Tree House Books completes this mission through a Giving Library and Literacy Center in North Philadelphia, as well as Out of School Time programs to promote a passion for reading and writing while boosting literacy skills. The Tree House Books Giving Library functions as a true community center and by-donation bookstore.
The drive kicks off February 3, 2019, and ends April 17, 2020. In honor of Children's Book Week, which will take place May 4-10, 2019, we will host our Celebration of Reading Event with the children and families of Tree House Books.
WHAT BOOKS TO DONATE:
New and gently used books for infants to 18-year-olds
You can check out our Amazon Wish List for suggested titles.
OUR FUNDRAISING APPS: You can also make a monetary donation to assist with the purchase of new books, using one of our fundraising apps.
Cash App: $EducatorsOnCall
If you have any questions about how you can get involved in giving the gift of reading to our youth in Philadelphia, please feel free to give us a call at (888)248-4898 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE TO DROP OFF DONATIONS
Mail or drop off books to our office:
Archways Professional Building
413 Johnson St, Suite 214
Jenkintown, PA 19046
February 3 - April 17, 2020
10 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
More drop off locations will be announced soon.
Stay tuned in to our blogs and social media posts.