School Book Donations
Hello everyone! This Saturday, after speaking with a friend (a wonderfully generous person and incredibly dedicated teacher) about her school’s need for books, I tweeted this, reaching out to the kidlit and book-loving community for help.
The response has overwhelmed us in the best way! We are in absolute awe of your generosity. As I write this, the tweet has been shared over 2,000 times, and I’ve received hundreds of offers to donate!
Unfortunately, my friend’s school is not the only one in need. Of the twenty schools in her district, only two have libraries, and other teachers are attempting to address this lack in the same way; by using what resources and space they have to run libraries out of their classrooms. Thanks to the magnitude of kindness we’ve received in response to my request, we’re hopeful that we’ll be able to add books to each one of these teachers’ libraries for the new year!
If you have books you’d like to donate please mail them to:
Ánimo Ralph Bunche High School
c/o Laura Hastings
1655 E 27th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90011
Book donations mailed to my friend’s school will be sorted and shared with other schools in her district. (Be sure to ask your post office about library and/or book rates for cheaper mailing costs!)
If you are interested in purchasing books to be donated to my friend’s classroom library at Ánimo Ralph Bunche Charter High School, you can find her Amazon Wishlist here!
As I receive more information, including wishlists from teachers at other schools in need, I will update here!
Thank you again (and again and again) for your incredibly display of generosity. My friend and I are in absolute awe of the outpouring of support we’ve received. And we cannot wait to share your goodwill with her students and others in the district!