Donate to BookSpring to Give 20 Books to a Child in Need

Buy a Kid in Need a Book Today!

Donations really do make a difference.

25% of children do not have books at home.

This can result in a lifetime of falling behind.

Did you know that having just 20 books in the home means 3 more years of education? BookSpring’s continuum of literacy programs provide children in need with at least 20 books from birth to age 12 to build a home library. Give just $50 to BookSpring today and you can say, “I bought a kid a library today.” And, it’s fully eligible as a charitable contribution for tax purposes.

Our 20 Books by 2020 campaign goal is $100,000. With your contribution, you are paying for high-quality, diverse, age-appropriate books, expertly designed instructional and motivational materials, and the coordination of reading activities in schools, clinics, and community centers. big-cheeseHere’s more about how your gift can help close the early literacy gap:

  • $25 provides support for 10 books for one low-income child.
  • $50 provides a full “dose” of reading advice and books through a healthcare provider.
  • $100 supplies motivational curriculum and materials for classrooms and libraries.
  • $300 provides training for medical staff, elementary teachers, or childcare providers.
  • $500 reaches a full classroom of 22 children with 10 free books of their choice.
  • $1,000 builds a lasting home library of 20 books for 20 children.

Note:  these amounts are illustrative.  For more detailed information on how your contributions are spent, please see our financial and annual reports. We are a Platinum rated charity from Guidestar.

Tribute Gifts

A Tribute gift made in honor or in memory of someone you care about is a thoughtful and unique way to recognize someone who has made a difference in your life and the lives of others. 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, while sending a formal tax receipt to you. It’s a great way to honor your loved one while supporting the vital early literacy programs and services that make a difference in our community.  Simply fill out the appropriate information in the note field when you make your donations, and allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.

Workplace giving

Remember BookSpring in your annual workplace giving campaign, when many employers will make donations right from your paycheck. Some companies also match gifts made by current or even retired employees. Contact your employer’s corporate giving or human resources departments for more information, or check with our partners at Double the Donation.

Your financial gift of any amount is critical for addressing the crisis in early literacy.  Your cash contribution will help tens of thousands of children to learn about and explore the world around them through an abundance of great books. We can do it, together.

If you don’t want to make a donation online, you may also mail us a contribution of any amount at 2006 Greenbrook Parkway Austin Texas 78723.  For questions or to donate by phone, feel free to contact us during regular business hours at 512-472-1791 x 123.