Local and National Book-Related Charities for the Holiday Season

Written by Madalyn Campbell

Tis the season! Are you looking to spread the joy of stories this holiday season? Look no further: here are a few charities—some that are looking for books and some seeking monetary donations (which they use to purchase books).

Local:

Inside Books Project sends books to inmates in Texas prisons. They have drop-off locations around Austin for books, and also take monetary donations. Head over to their website for more details!

Bookspring helps promote childhood literacy and a lifelong love of literacy. They’ll help your old books find a new home in a child’s hands! They accept new and gently used books year round—just drop them off by their office! More details here!

StreetLit provides homeless individuals in the Austin area with a much-needed opportunity to immerse themselves in literature and creativity. They hold creative writing workshops and provide books for the homeless. Monetary donations are also accepted. Check out their website to learn how to donate.

National:

Book Aid National works to get books to libraries all over the world. This holiday season, they’re attempting to raise money to get kids in Rwanda books for Christmas. Check them out!

Reach out and Read works with pediatric care to start a love of books early on in life. Donate and help them read to kids all across the country. Learn more right here.

Reading is Fundamental works with schools and communities to promote literacy and give kids books to take home. Click here for their website.

Project Night Night sends a blanket, a stuffed animal, and a book to children without homes so they can have a bedtime story. They accept monetary donations and donations for new books and stuffed animals. Follow this link for more.

Share the gift of reading and promote literacy this winter!

 

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