In low income families only 1 in 300 children own a book. What about the other 299? Children who grow up without steady exposure to books start kindergarten as much as 2 years behind their peers. Books collected during book drives allow BookSpring to channel books to many children. Distribution points include medical clinics for low income families, community outreach events, children’s shelters, faith based organizations and libraries in economically disadvantaged areas.
There are many venues through which to sponsor a book drive; schools, corporate giving, youth organizations, a birthday or holiday party or just a thorough spring cleaning. Book Drives provide a way for students, or service groups to meet their volunteer requirements. BookSpring has all the materials you will need to get started.
BookSpring has distributed tens of thousands of books all over Austin. With your support, we are confident that one day every child in Austin will arrive at kindergarten with the critical skills they’ll need to learn to read and succeed in school.
It’s easy. Download a poster and start promoting your book drive today! Please contact the BookSpring office if you need any additional information.