Tag Archives: book drive

Philadelphia Reads

Philadelphia Reads 325 Chestnut Street Phila., PA 19106 Contact: Adrienne Jacoby, Executive Director; ajacoby@philareads.org Tara McCoy, Program Director  tmccoy@philareads.org.  215.279.7450 x12   The Philadelphia Reads’ mission is to build a city of readers by providing hands-on and philanthropic opportunities for businesses, corporations, church, youth and community groups and individuals to strengthen the literacy skills of Philadelphia school children. Our goal is to help Philadelphia students in under-resourced schools build literacy skills and achieve reading proficiency by grade four. Volunteer Opportunity:  Host A Children’s Book Drive We’re recruiting companies, community groups, youth groups and individuals to host a children’s book drive to stock the […]


African Library Project

African Library Project 5 Thistle St, Portola Valley, CA 94028 Contact: Chris Bradshaw, Founder/President info@africanlibraryproject.org 650 851 3640 The African Library Project changes lives book by book by starting libraries in rural Africa. Our grassroots approach mobilizes U.S. volunteers, young and old, to organize book drives and ship books to a partner library in Africa. Our method makes a concrete and personal difference for children and youth on both continents. As your bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah project, or community service project, help start a library in Africa by organizing your own book drive. Schools, Scouts, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, college […]


Good Night, Sleep Tight

It is hard to imagine that we have homeless families and needy children in the suburbs of Philadelphia. In Montgomery County alone, there are over 20 agencies helping those in need. There are women’s shelters, group homes & other places of refuge for these families in our own backyard. The Pajama Program provides new, warm pajamas and books to children and teens who are underprivileged. B’nai Mitzvah students can lend a hand in so many ways. The best way to help out is to hold a PJ/Book Drive and volunteer to pick up donations in their area. Some kids host […]