Top Ten Tuesday – Bookish Charities

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is a Thankful Freebie, so I decided to take this opportunity to share with you some Bookish Charities.  These are not necessarily the ten best bookish charities, but ones that I have found and think are great!  Please add any of your favorites in the comments! 

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and has since moved to That Artsy Reader Girl beginning in January of 2018.

Bookish Charities

The Book Foundation

Focuses on giving new books to children in low-income families and underserved communities.  They accept monetary donations, as well as in-kind gifts, and you can find their Amazon wishlist here.  

Little Free Library

You may have seen Little Free Libraries in your areas, these are the cute little book homes usually placed in someone’s front yard, with a take a book leave a book policy.  There are many ways to give, you can build your own little library, Buy books with a portion of the purchase going to Little Free Library, and of course, you can stock your local little free library.  

Books for Africa

Books for Africa collect books to send to Africa.  They are the largest shipper of books to Africa.  You can help by donating books or by giving a monetary donation.  

Project Night Night

Project Night Night provides nighttime care packages to homeless children 12 and under.  They are currently accepting donations of New books, blankets, and stuffed animals, as well as monetary donations. 

Reader for Reader

Reader for Reader is a non-profit dedicated to helping to provide literacy to underserved communities such as inner-city schools and native reservations.  You can donate books, as well as international programs you can donate to.  


Read Early and Daily (R.E.A.D.)

R.E.A.D. offers low-income families one free book a month for each child in the home ages newborn to 5 years old.  You can buy an item from their store, or donate to them directly.  

Book Aid International

Book Aid International provides books to libraries hospitals, refugee camps, prisons, and universities all across the world.  You can donate new books, as well as shop at their holiday shop.  

Better World Books

Better Wolrd Books is a for-profit organization that collects used books and resells them to help support literacy.  You can donate books or buy books from them online. 

Amazon Smile

You can sign up for Amazon Smile and have a portion of your Amazon purchases automatically go to a charity of your choice.  There are many to choose from.  My Amazon Smile contributions go to my local library.  

Your Local Library 

Your local library most likely takes donations of books that they can sell in their stores as well as monetary donations.  Most libraries also have some sort of volunteer organization that you can join too.  

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