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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

Gently used books that you no longer need or want.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Questions? Contact Lorri Kampfner at lkampfner@accessbooks.net or by phone at 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.

See "View Instructions" below for details.


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Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
Sending or dropping off items to a nonprofit? Don't forget to tell them you found them through PGK! Download and print a packing slip here.
  1. Collect gently used books
  2. Store books in boxes or bags
  3. Contact Lorri Kampfner to schedule a drop off!
  4. Be sure to let us know that you completed this activity using PGK 
  5. Fill out this PGK impact form when you’ve completed the activity
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