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Donate to BookSpring

Giving to BookSpring is one of the most effective ways to help close the early literacy gap.

Reading with children has been proven to improve comprehension and positively impact self-efficacy and the motivation to learn. Every year, BookSpring on average reaches over 38,000 low-income and bi-lingual families and distributes over 100,000 books through over 90 schools, medical clinics and child care programs in the Austin and Central Texas area. We couldn’t be doing it without the support of book lovers like you.

  • $50 provides the books for a full “dose” of reading advice for four children in a healthcare clinic.
  • $100 purchases 50 bilingual board books for young infants and toddlers.
  • $500 prepares and motivates 25 elementary students (one classroom) to read by giving them free books and involving them in motivational activities that encourage reading.

Some donors choose to fund a specific program, program site, or type of reader, which you’re always welcome to do. Unless otherwise indicated, your online gift will go a fund to be used for areas of the most need. Right now, dozens of sites are turned away annually for lack of community support. Let’s not disappoint the children! Every gift you make helps us serve more readers.

If you’d rather not donate online, you can contact BookSpring directly:

Donate by mail:

Please make your check payable to BookSpring and mail it to:

P.O. Box 143147
Austin TX 78714

Donate by phone:

During business hours we gladly accept credit cards over the phone.

(512) 472-1791
Ext 102

Tribute Gift

A Tribute gift, made in honor or in memory of someone is a thoughtful and unique way to recognize someone who has made a difference in your life. It is also a meaningful way to celebrate the memory of a loved one who cared about BookSpring’s mission to instill children with a love of reading and promotes books as a means to success.

When your Tribute Gift is received, BookSpring will promptly send a personalized tribute card to the person or family you indicated, notifying them of your thoughtful donation. Thank you for honoring your loved one, while supporting the vital programs and services that make a difference in our community.

austin_community_foundation The Pat Fusek Endowment Fund

Make a lasting gift to BookSpring through the Austin Community Foundation. Your gift will be pooled with other gifts and strategically invested, with the annual returns coming back to BookSpring to ensure our programs and services keep giving year after year. Visit or contact The Austin Community Foundation for more information, or donate to the fund now online.

Workplace giving

Remember BookSpring in your workplace giving campaign.Many companies also match gifts made by retired employees. Corporations often have special qualifying processes for individuals who retired from their company, including different matching ratios. Contact your former employer for more information.

Donate through SECC or CFC

To give through the State Employee Contributions Campaign (SECC), or Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), check with your state and federal campaign coordinator for campaign code.

Freytag's Florist Austin Community Blooms

Freytag’s Florist Austin Community Blooms Program

When ordering online or by phone, simply click or mention Austin Community Blooms and BookSpring at check out. Freytag’s Florist will then donate 5% of your purchase to BookSpring at no cost to you .

Give As You Get gives you an easy way to buy the items you want with a percentage supporting BookSpring’s early literacy efforts. You’ll continue to use your established shopping carts on some of the web’s most popular stores. Now you can get what you want AND give to BookSpring at the same time. The only difference you’ll notice is a warm feeling in your heart while putting books and programs at the hands of Austin children and their families. Visit Give As You Get to learn more.

Randalls Remarkable Card #266

Thanks to Randalls Good Neighbor Program, when you shop at Randalls and use Code #266 with your Remarkable card, Randalls will pay us a percentage of your account total every time you use your card.