The 2023 Bookish Charitable Giving Guide
Did you know that the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is coming to be known as Giving Tuesday? Well, it is, and I have just the thing to celebrate.
Interested in giving to a good cause? Are you a fan of literacy? This is the guide for you. Updated for 2023, here are some of the literacy-focused organizations doing good work. Pitch in a few bucks to support them.
I “adapted” this idea from boing boing, who put together a great Charitable Giving Guide you should also visit.
(What did I miss? Let me know in the comments.)
“CLN is working to create a better future for our children through interactive literacy programs, books, and reading!”
“Our mission is to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries.”
“826 National’s chapters offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills.”
“Our mission is to promote literacy among low-income children and teens
in the greater Washington, D.C. area by giving books to students and schools
and providing access to authors and illustrators.”
“Since 1917, the Authors League Fund has been helping professional writers and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune.”
“The nation’s most innovative solution for inspiring young black boys to read.”
“Dolly’s vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month.”
“The Family Reading Partnership is a non-profit community organization that promotes early literacy.”
“First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to children in need.”
“Our Mission: Strengthening kids and communities through the power of their own stories. Together, authoring a bold new world of equity and opportunity.”
“Founded in 1997 by a motley crew of young people’s authors and illustrators, the NCBLA is a small, action-oriented education and advocacy organization with 501(C)(3) not-for-profit status.”
“Raising A Reader Helps Families Develop, Practice, and Maintain Home Literacy Routines”
“For 50 years, Reading Is Fundamental has used its experience and expertise to motivate and inspire young children to read. Millions of children need help improving their reading skills. Millions of children need RIF.”
“Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.”
“Putting more books featuring diverse characters into the hands of all children.”
“We deliver exceptional exhibitions and highly acclaimed educational programming, ensuring that generations of children can benefit from the joys of art and reading.”
“To enrich the mind, body, and spirit of the young and young at heart through exploration in a garden environment based on children’s literature.”
“Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria is a multilingual, collectively operated bookshop and arts space in Washington Heights, committed to co-creating a place where residents support each other to live informed and expressive lives.”
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Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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