Want to help the East Bay Children’s Book Project but live too far away or don’t have time during the week? You can organize a book drive.
First, choose a time and place. You could collect books at a school, a religious or social organization, your office, a local store or coffee shop.
Next, design flyers and signs (this is a great project for kids). Be sure to include what the books are for, what kind of books you want (new or new and gently used children’s books), where people should bring books and how long the drive will last. If you’re stumped on this, ask us for help; we can also provide brochures.
Post signs and distribute flyers. Provide boxes or collection bins and place them in nice, prominent locations.
Collect the books (on a regular basis so the bins don’t overflow). Count them and sort them by the following categories: board books (books with cardboard pages), picture books, chapter books. If you have a lot of books, you can also sort out non-fiction books. Please recycle anything that is ripped or dirty. Books that are not for kids or teens should be donated to your local library or charity thrift store.
Deliver the books to 2008 Park Blvd. Please box the books standing up and let us know the total number of books and the number of hours you donated.
Call us at 510-433-0412 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.