In low income families only 1 in 300 children owns a book. What about the other 299? Children who grow up with steady exposure to books start kindergarten on par or ahead of their peers. Books collected during book drives allow BookSpring to channel books to many children, and 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 cleaning out your home bookshelf. Book Drives provide a way for students or service groups to meet volunteer requirements, and 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 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.