Thousands of children across New Jersey still do not have adequate access to books in their homes, schools or communities. You can help change that.
Due to COVID19, all in-person volunteer events are cancelled until further notice. Individual book-drives are still welcome and you should email us with any questions. Please visit our FB and/or Insta pages for information regarding book collection drop offs.
Help us prepare books for delivery to agencies and organizations throughout the state. Individual volunteers meet on a regular basis at our location at Vonage in Holmdel, NJ to sort and pack books by age group. We have no minimum time commitments and are grateful for any time that you can share.
With a bit of notice, we are also happy to welcome Corporate Volunteer Groups of 10-15 employees at a time. It’s a great opportunity to both build employee satisfaction and give back to the community. Our “Corporate Sorting Partners” include: Vonage, AIG, Kohl’s, ASME and several others.
Be sure to let us know if your volunteer interest is individual or corporate. Volunteer
We know that fundraising can take many different forms – from events in the community, large or small, to efforts that you and your friends can undertake without ever leaving your home! Learn More
We always need help in getting the word out about who we are, what we do and why it is important. Interested in helping us find new ways to put more books into the hands of more underserved children throughout New Jersey? Do you like to plan events – big or small, traditional or unique – with a purpose? Join our efforts today! Volunteer
Your financial support helps us to expand our programs by allowing us to purchase certain books, including bi-lingual and teen books, to supplement and enhance our donations. Your support also helps us cover the daily operational costs associated with getting books into the hands of hundreds of thousands of low-income children across the entire state of New Jersey. Click here. Thank you for your support.
We also have customized individual and corporate sponsorships available. To inquire, please contact us.
We know that our donors – big and small – are both continuing to clean their bookshelves and complete some amazing book drives! As with many organizations around the State, the pandemic has precipitated an operational change for us. We have completely left Vonage and are now operating solely out of 2 underground storage units and Red Bank and a 3rd unit in Atlantic Highlands.
This really is a week-by-week operation, as there is only so much room in the units and so many volunteers that we can have in to sort the books! When we have enough room, we will post drop hours on our Facebook or Instagram pages. Please know that we want your books. As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, the need for them is greater more now than ever. It just may take us a bit longer to make room for them. We are truly grateful for your patience and understanding.
If you would like a receipt or need to make alternative arrangements for dropping off books, please email us and/or firmly attach your contact information to your donation. Please note that it is up to you to count and value your donation for tax purposes.
Still interested in supporting our mission, but don’t see what you are looking for? Do you have other ideas on how we can grow our reach to get more books to more low-income kids across New Jersey on a daily basis? Please contact us. We’d love to chat over a cup of coffee!