Can you imagine a home without books, a school with no library and a classroom with books so old they wonder if we will ever get to the moon? We hear these stories every day and work very hard to alleviate these problems. Wouldn’t you like to help?
Since opening in 2005, the East Bay Children’s Book Project has given away more than ONE MILLION BOOKS. Of the children served, 82 percent are low income and 47 percent are English Language Learners. More than half the books go directly to children to take home and keep.
The EBCBP has been able to accomplish its mission through the kindness and generosity of others; Half-Price Books, bins at retail locations and student-led book drives. Our revenue is from private donations and small grants. Expenses include rent, supplies used to sort and display books, and the materials cost to build collection bins. There are NO salaries.
Through the generosity of our amazing donors, we have a constant supply of beautiful books. But, we have never been able to adequately cover the need for easy read, board, and bilingual books. We estimate that we need about 1000 of these books each week. We could fill this need for just $450 per week to cover shipping and handling from literacy programs and publishers.
Our goal is to raise $18,000 so that we can assure enough board, beginning reader, multi-cultural and bilingual books to meet the need. If each of you were to donate to the East Bay Children’s Book Project before the end of the year, we could meet our goal.
Shipping for a case of 24 brand new books is only $10.80.
Shipping for 100 books is $45.
Lectomum Publications sent us 500 Spanish books for $285.
We are a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation is 100 percent tax deductible. You can make your gift the in person, by mail or through our website.
3801 Balfour Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610
Thanks for considering our appeal.
Ann Katz, Director
East Bay Children’s Book Project