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Do you want to help out a teen parent and their child? They are asking for a book.

ReadThis been asked to help the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center collect books for their teen parents. The books could come at any time, but ideally, it would be great to have some to distribute at their holiday party which is coming up on December 9th. So if you love reading, want to help, and have a new […]

Donate your gently used children’s books to help make a literacy night

The UFT Charter School in East New York is trying to do a book giveaway on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 to encourage students and their families to read together. The school is a Title 1, high needs school (K-8th grade, students ages 5 through 12) in East New York. Please scan your shelves for books […]

A ReadThis member helps child hospital literacy program build back after Sandy (still building back)

Here is the thank you from the hospital literacy program. One round of donations made a big difference: I want to thank you for your ongoing support for our program. [ReadThis member] Sarah Vining… called me last week to tell me she had been collecting children’s books to donate to a program in need. She also […]

Thank you from South Dakota. You got kids reading…

In 2012, ReadThis members donated 95 new wishlist books to the Oglala reservation library in South Dakota. The Oglala Lakota College Library, with its several branches, is the only community library for the entire Pine Ridge Reservation. Located in the beautiful but harsh Badlands of South Dakota, Pine Ridge has the lowest per capita income […]

Send great, gently used or new children’s books to a Sandy daycare center in need!

We should be able to do this easily!: A daycare center on the Lower East Side of Manhattan was greatly affected by Sandy and was completely flooded out. They have lost all of their books and materials for the children. They have approximately 30-40 children, ages 2-5. If you can donate great books (new or […]

A perfect moment to buy a book for a kid

We are trying to raise books from the wishlist at the Oglala Library, which serves people of all ages. The Oglala Lakota College Library, with its several branches, is the only community library for the entire Pine Ridge Reservation. Located in the beautiful but harsh Badlands of South Dakota, Pine Ridge has the lowest per […]

Need a coffee? It could help buy a book.

This very adorable independent bookstore in Cedarhurst, New York, has volunteered to help ReadThis projects by donating profits from their coffee sales to buy books for kids in need of great reading material. If you are in that area, please stop by the store, order up your Joe and know that the money will be […]

Wrap It Up at Greenlight This Saturday!

Come to the superb Greenlight Bookstore in Ft. Greene this Saturday, December 17, to knock out your holiday shopping—and get it lovingly gift-wrapped by ReadThis’s crack team of scotch-tape warriors! All tips will go to ReadThis to buy books for a library or classroom in need. You’ll support a local bookseller, expand access to good […]

14 Days to Buy 48 books for these Harlem kids

For as little as $5.99 you can get a book into the hands of a 4th or 5th grader in West Harlem. These kids want to compete in Battle of the Books, but they need help getting the books. Can we buy them a total of 48 books in the next 14 days so they […]

Listen to ReadThis – and volunteer

If you want to hear what ReadThis has done and hopes to do in the next months, listen to this NYU radio interview with ReadThis board members, Jeffrey Rotter and Biz Mitchell. 2011-08-10_citywide