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Ready to Help Other Kids?

Host a Book Drive for Room to Grow

DURATION

2-4 hours

WHERE

You choose the place: at home, at school, local business, or place of worship.

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Mom, Dad or other grown-up (some adult facilitation/involvement likely required).

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

The books you donate from your book drive will go directly to babies and toddlers to help them build a home library of 130 books by the time they graduate from Room to Grow's program. Books help promote early literacy skills and help babies learn about the world around them.

DESCRIPTION

Help Room to Grow collect thousands of English and Spanish board books for babies and toddlers living in poverty. Every baby in Room to Grow's program receives 10 books at each visit, while parents receive support and instruction on how to engage in active reading and incorporate it into their family's every-day routine. Organize a book drive in your community to help promote early literacy!


ITEMS NEEDED

1. Boxes and/or bins for your collection

2. Posters or signs for labeling the box (Room to Grow staff can provide)

3. Computer/email to promote your drive


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


NEXT STEPS

Decide when and where you will host your book drive, and, with the help of an adult, register your drive. Choose "Books", and contact Allison Russo at allison.russo@roomtogrow.org or (617) 586-4634, if you have any questions.

See "View Instructions" below for details. 


WEBSITE


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. With adult help, register your book drive.
  2. Find a bin(s) or box(es) to collect the items and attach a Collection Bin Sign to each bin. (Room to Grow staff can provide a sign.) OR use the Amazon Wish List for a virtual drive.
  3. Promote your drive! Fill out the Book Drive Flyer Template provided by Room to Grow and send it to your community of friends/family. Post the flyer on bulletin boards, send email reminders, and/or share on social media. Don't forget to share our wishlist in your communications.
  4. Collect new and nearly new Spanish and English board books and children's books. Please double-check books are appropriate for a child under age 3 and that no pages are missing or torn.
  5. Celebrate your drive on social media - don’t forget to tag @roomtogroworg and @ProjectGivingKids!
  6. Print, complete and include this donation slip so we know you heard about us through PGK!
  7. Once your drive is complete, have an adult help you schedule a time to drop off the donations by contacting allison.russo@roomtogrow.org. All donations will be directed to our Hyde Park location (63 Sprague St.) and are by appointment only.
  8. Kindly fill out this PGK impact form when you’ve completed the activity.

*Be sure to send us a picture of your book drive. We would love to share what you've accomplished with others!

Sign up for this activity, add it to your logbook, and more in the Give Back app!