We will be closed Thanksgiving week, November 25th & 27th.
We will reopen for book giveaway on Tuesday, December 2nd.
This is the time of year to look back at what we have accomplished and plan for our future success. When we gave away our millionth book, we thought we had accomplished all our goals. But, it looks like we are just getting started. We have now given away more than 1,200,000 books. All of these books are in the hands of children who may never have owned a book.
The amazing thing about our organization is that it is all volunteer run. In addition to our stellar team, we have had the good fortune to find professionals who have cheerfully donated their time and talent. We want to especially thank the Home Depot Team for painting our new building inside and out; Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchen for feeding the Home Depot Team; Kyle Milligan and Emile Barber for our amazing sign; Vivek Kesaree for constructing a new wall and entrance door; Terry McCarthy for the professional photos we used on our website, brochure and Facebook page.
A giant thank you goes to Pastor Linda Boston and Bethlehem Lutheran Church for welcoming us when we lost our previous lease.
We couldn’t exist without our book donors. Every week, we get thousands of books donated from Half Price Books and our collection stands. We also have constant book drives, basically kids giving to kids, from scouts, schools and other service organizations. In a great development, this year, we were discovered by a growing group of publishers and authors. So, children all over the Bay Area are enjoying beautiful brand new books from Weldon Owen, Klutz, Little Bee Books and authors Stacey Schuett, Deborah Underwood and Bruce Larkin of Wilbooks.
But now we need your financial support. We love our new space and and the increase in donations and giveaways. But we have also doubled our rent. Our next big expense will be providing disability access. As usual, we will also need to continue supplementing the book donations with purchases of bilingual and easy-read books.
Please consider a tax deductible donation.
You can donate securely online or by sending a check to our mailing address.
Our address is:
955 12th Street
Thanks from your book team.
We are 100% volunteer run so all donations go to operating expenses or book purchases. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation is tax deductible. You can make your gift in person, by mail, or online. Please also consider signing up to be a monthly donor — you can do so here. You can also help by choosing us when you shop at Amazon Smile. We just got a check for $41 from Amazon. It is free for you and for us.
c/o Ann Katz
3801 Balfour Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610
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East Bay Children’s Book Project: 955 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94607
We are open every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-6 PM.
We will be closed for Thanksgiving, November 25th & 27th
We will reopen on Tuesday, December 2nd
Our address is:
955 12th St, Oakland, 94607
Please remember to bring boxes and bags for your books.