AUSTIN

Our mission is to promote literacy in Central Texas by providing books to disadvantaged youth.

THE NEED

We know that disadvantaged children have a lack of access to books in their homes and as a result are significantly behind their peers academically.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Our aim is to help students who have limited access to books at home get introduced to the joy of reading and improve their reading skills.

Book Fair at Whole Foods

OUR METHOD

 

We partner with Title I public schools to provide FREE books at campus book fairs for students to take home. Each student gets to pick one new or like new book to add to their home library.

We also provide books to children in foster care.

Current partners include:  

  • Title I public schools in the Central Texas region.

  • Central Texas Table of Grace (emergency placement center for foster care youth);

  • Austin Angels (supporting foster families);

  • Learning Bridge (connecting tutors to students in foster care); and

  • the Texas Baptist Children’s Home (serving single moms and their families).

TO DATE, BOOK DRIVE FOR KIDS AUSTIN HAS

DONATED

12,956

BOOKS

TO

4,813

CHILDREN

AT

21

EVENTS

 

GET INVOLVED

We are currently in need of the following:

  • New or gently used books
  • Cash Donations to buy books in volume
  • In-demand books purchased off our Amazon Wish List
  • Usborne book boxes
  • Graphic design work for designing a bookmark
  • Companies willing to be a book donation site
  • Companies willing to donate a storage unit 
  • Volunteers to work at book fairs

If you have books to donate in Austin, please reach out to Brooke at brooke@bookdriveforkids.com to arrange a drop off or book pick up.