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Ready to Help Other Kids?

Adopt a School @Home Book Drive

DURATION

30-60 Minutes

WHERE

@Home!

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Some adult help might be required. 

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

We thrive on the partnerships built, the students working together and the importance of
access to literacy. One of the most compelling aspects of Access Books is the emphasis on
building bridges between different communities.

DESCRIPTION

Consider sponsoring an underserved school by running a book drive on its behalf. Examples
of past sponsors include schools from affluent communities, corporations, individuals, scout
troops and high school students working on community service projects.


ITEMS NEEDED

books you no longer need or want.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Lorri Kampfner, Program Coordinator:
lkampfner@accessbooks.net, 310-616-6187


NEXT STEPS

We work with the sponsor group (you!) and
the school in need to choose a service date. In
the weeks or months leading up to the event,
your group collects gently used, high-interest
books appropriate for grades K-5. We ask that
you set a goal of at least 2,000 books (the
more, the better!). On the designated day,
usually a Saturday, your group delivers its
books to the school in need. Your group of
15-20 volunteers will work side by side with
volunteers from the recipient school to build
classroom library sets from the donated
books, process the brand new books provided
by Access Books for library circulation, and
paint literacy-themed murals. Volunteers from
your group get the chance to see where the
books go and report back to their home school, organization, etc. It’s also a great way for
employees from donating companies to participate in a team-building exercise or volunteer
opportunity. We encourage a donation of $10 per volunteer to cover expenses for the day
of service.

 


WEBSITE


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
  1. Collect gently used books
  2. store in boxes or bags
  3. Contact Lorri Kampfner to schedule a drop off!
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