9.09.2013

Book Drive Month: it’s your moment to get involved with Books for Keeps

Been wondering how you or your business can help Books for Keeps in a simple, straight-forward way?

Book Drive Month is around the corner, and whether you knew it or not, this is the chance you’ve been waiting for.

We are seeking businesses, churches, civic groups – or regular, everyday individuals – who can hold a book drive on behalf of Books for Keeps during the month of October.

Hosting a Books for Keeps drive location can be as simple as putting a box in your garage or office and sending an email to let folks know it's there. You'll be surprised at how many books you get, but we're happy whether you collect 25 books or 2,500 books.

We need new and like-new books for our distributions in Athens elementary schools, as well as two new sites outside of Athens, this school year. Check out our wish list on the left side of our home page to see what books are in high demand for our Stop Summer Slide! program. Remember, our program pivots around an important point: children pick out the books they are excited about, and that they will want to pick up and read during summer without any encouragement from an adult.

However, we will accept books of all kinds! Any books that are not right for our program go to our book sale, where they generate funds to help us buy the books that are right.

For larger book drives, we can help with communications and logistics if needed. We will gladly post information about location, hours, and contact details on our blog and Facebook page, as well as distribute that information in our newsletter.

Regardless of size, we'll provide printable signs and logos, and messaging to include in an email, Facebook post, newsletter or other bulletin.

We hope you'll consider holding a book drive soon, whether large or small. If you would like to host a book drive location, or you have questions, please contact Leslie at leslie.hale@booksforkeeps.org.

And thanks!

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