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Why Give Books?
How Can I Help?
Donate Funds
Building Literacy
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Teachers' Choice

Ready to help us make a difference? There are many ways to get involved:

Give one book or many.
Donate one or many new children's books. Contact REF about dropping off new books at our office.

Donate funds to buy a book.
Give funds for books to be purchased by REF. A paperback costs only about $5! Click here to learn how.

Contribute funds to buy many books or to support the Give Back, Give Books program.
Donate funds for a classroom of students ($150) or to support an entire grade ($1,000). Or consider a general REF contribution to help us expand and improve this program. Click here to get started.

Support a city school book club.
Many high schools have book clubs. A donation of any size can support the purchase of books for these clubs at a school library or books for these reading lovers to bring home. Click here to make a targeted donation.

Run a book drive.
Are you interested in collecting books at your workplace, your place of worship, you school or your organization in support of Give Back Give Books? Please contact us at 271-5790 or

You'll want to have some literature in hand as a basis for talking about the Give Back, Give Books campaign with your organization. Here are two pieces to get you started:

Once you've decided you would like to run a book drive, we'll ask you about the following:

  • Would you like us to come talk to your group, committee, school?
  • Do you need help choosing books to give? Review the lists of books on this website for suggested book donations.
  • Would you like to be matched with a library, a school, a class or a book club? We'll do the work and get back to you. If you are matched with a library, the librarian will give you a special "wish list."
  • If you choose to support the drive with a cash donation, your cash contribution can go even further toward preventing illiteracy. We have negotiated with publishers to receive deep discounts on books.
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