Madison Reading Project Launches Community Book Drive
Madison Reading Project is launching its third annual Community Book Drive to fill the homes of children with new books this holiday season. With a goal of providing 15,000 new books in December, more than 12,000 children will receive the books via Empty Stocking Club, community partners, schools, and social workers.
Beginning Nov. 10th, Madison Reading Project staff and volunteers will place collection bins at locations across Dane County to make it easy for folks to donate new books, which they’ll distribute to children in need. An online fundraiser is set to take monetary donations to help with the costs of purchasing the new books. The book donation bins are located at convenient business sites stretching from Cross Plains to Mt. Horeb to Waunakee, Sun Prairie, Madison, Middleton, Fitchburg, and Verona.
Anyone can help by donating new books, buying books from local bookstores, online from the Project’s wish list (https://www.madisonreadingproject.com/bookdonationguidelines) or providing financial support. A business, club, friend group or neighborhood can also organize a book drive in person or virtually.
Madison Reading Project’s book drive works with the Wisconsin State Journal’s annual Empty Stocking Club holiday toy distribution event. Open to all families regardless of their financial situation, every child receives a new book in addition to a brand-new, high-quality toy at the giving event.
For book donation locations, the link to make a financial contribution, and complete information about the Community Book Drive visit www.madisonreadingproject.com/communitybookdrive.
The drive ends Dec. 10th to ensure books get to kids in a timely manner before schools close.
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