Friday, April 17, 2020

10 Book Charities To Donate To Now

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There are many book-related charities that need your support. Here are 10 to zero in on. They are each worth your money and time:

1. Book Industry Charitable Foundation
Dedicated to serving booksellers in need.

2. House of Speak Easy
A home for close encounters of a literary kind: a place where authors and their audiences come together in innovative and sustaining ways. 

3. Reading Is Fundamental
They develop content and resources to promote literacy. It has a long history of success.

4. Book Aid International
Distributing books to libraries, schools, hospitals, prisons, refugee camps and rural communities, Book Aid International works to encourage literacy and access to reading materials in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East

5. First Book
Since 1992, First Book has provided over 120 million new books to children in low-income areas. In addition to donating new books directly to schools, the nonprofit created First Book Marketplace, a self-sustaining program that makes learning materials available to educators and program leaders at more affordable prices. Additionally, the First Book National Book Bank is the largest clearinghouse for new books donated by publishers in the U.S

6. Project Night Night
Project Night Night donates over 30,000 Night Night Packages each year to homeless children 12 and under who need our childhood essentials to have a concrete and predictable source of security and an increased exposure to high-quality literacy materials during their time of upheaval.

7. Ferst Readers
Ferst Readers' mission is to strengthen communities by providing quality books and literacy resources for children and their families to use at home during the earliest stages of development.

8. Children’s Literacy Initiative
Children's Literacy Initiative works with educators to transform instruction so that children can become powerful readers, writers and thinkers. CLI envisions a nation where every child has the power of literacy and the opportunity for a lifetime of success. CLI works with teachers to transform literacy instruction in public, charter, and parochial schools to ensure that students can read on grade level.

9. The Pajama Program
It gives the gift of sleepwear and a bedtime book to children, with a large portion of donations going to children who have been, or are waiting to be, adopted.

10. Raising A reader
It does more than just distribute books. Through nationwide programs, it works closely with children and their parents to help them develop literacy strategies like teaching them read aloud and communication techniques.

Here are 20 places to donate books to:


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