Having access to high quality, relevant books which reflect children's unique identities can make the difference for a child learning to read this school year. Your support of our annual Community Book Drive will allow us to provide thousands of kids with books to enjoy over Winter Break and beyond.
From November 10th until December 10th we will be collecting books and funds to support our annual holiday giving partnerships with Empty Stocking Club, Reach Dane and Boys and Girls Club of Dane County.
Ways to get involved
Here are some easy ways individuals, groups and businesses can help Madison Reading Project provide thousands of books to kids just in time for the holidays.
MAKE A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION
We are able to source books at a low prices that help your donation reach more kids. Making a financial contribution allows us to purchase the books we need at a great price! For just $25 you can cover the cost of books for an entire family.
Your donation of new children's books for ages birth to 18 can be received at one of our Donation Stations located across Dane County or you can buy books from our wish list at local bookseller Books4School where any books purchased will be held for MRP staff.
HOST A VIRTUAL BOOK DRIVE
Let our team put together a list of books that we currently need, or share our Community Book Drive wish list amongst friends, family or co-workers to collect books. Books are shipped directly to Madison Reading Project!
HOST A BOOK DRIVE
Hosting a book drive is a great way to use the power of your community to support our programs and help us share our story with a wider audience. Are you a part of an organization or group that would like to work together to reach a giving goal?
HOST A FUNDRAISER
Work with the MRP team to create a custom fundraising page for your group or business. Individuals can host a peer to peer fundraiser on our behalf. Just go to our Community Book Drive fundraising page and select "Start a Fundraiser." See an example here.
SPONSOR OUR EVENT
Your sponsorship helps us fill bookshelves with new books that kids and teachers love. Sponsorships will be recognized through event posters, on our website, social media, and in our newsletter. Based on your sponsorship level you could receive a visit from our Big Red Reading Bus on Giving Tuesday!
HOST A DONATION STATION
Can you open your doors for a Book Donation Station? Businesses in high traffic areas, with an indoor vestibule are a perfect location for a Station! Help us bring patrons to your business while bringing gently used books in our doors.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're interested in sponsoring our 2022 Community Book Drive please email email@example.com.
Thank you to our 2021 Community Book Drive Sponsors
All of Us Research Program
University of Wisconsin-Madison