Book Drive for Kids

A nonprofit organization

$20 raised by 1 donor

0% complete

$31,000 Goal

Book Drive for Kids is a local, grassroots 501(c)3 organization dedicated to getting books into the hearts and homes of needy children. We do this by hosting free book fairs with schools and other organizations that enroll a population that is at least 70% economically disadvantaged. We also work with foster & adoption groups and special education groups.
At these events, children are able to browse over 50 books and select one or more of their own. We demonstrate book ownership by affixing bookplates on the inside cover. Then they write their name on the chosen book(s). These books ignite curiosity as children explore topics that interest them. They build reading and comprehension skills but most of all, our desire is that these books inspire hope and send a message of love.

We are expanding! When we reach our goal of $7,500, we will unlock matching funds of $7,500 which will be used to purchase a much-needed vehicle to help deliver books to free book fair events and pick up donations.

Our Needs

Donors and sponsors to provide new books for events, new and gently-used children's books for children PreK - 6th grade, Volunteers at book fairs and our warehouse in Lewisville, and silent auction items & sponsors for our First Annual  Fundraising Event, an Adult Spelling Bee on March 4, 2023.

Mission

Book Drive for Kids is on a mission to create a culture of literacy by providing books to disadvantaged children for independent (fun) reading.

Needs

Volunteers for free book fair events; volunteers to pick up and sort donations; monthly giving donors; sponsors for free book fairs and/or annual fundraiser, an Adult Spelling Bee held each March. Volunteers to organize book donation drives at their places of employment, in civic groups, and/or in their neighorhood.

Equity Statement

We believe every child regardless of their race, economic status, gender, or age deserves to have a home full of books because the number of books in the home is a key indicator to academic success. Our mission is to provide books to disadvantaged children so they can achieve and compete with other children who already have the means to have a home filled with books.

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Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Book Drive for Kids

Tax id (EIN)

75-2822224

Guidestar

Causes

Education - K-12

Operating Budget

$100,000 - $249,999

Counties Served

Dallas, Denton, Tarrant

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx

BIPOC Leadership

Neither/None

Address

1301 Waters Ridge Dr
Lewisville, TX 75057

Phone

214-642-4731

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