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Children's Book Project

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 175 people are interested
CBP Distributing Books

Now more than ever, we rely on volunteers to organize children's book drives so we can keep giving away new and like-new, culturally relevant, high interest books to children who need them in Northern California.

If you have a spot in your garage or covered porch where donors can drop off books while remaining distanced, a book drive is easy to organize, helps build children's literacy, keeps books circulating, and generates good vibes!

You can run a drive for any duration of your choosing-some last only a few hours at a specific event, others take weeks or a month-it's entirely up to you!

Visit childrensbookproject.org for more details.

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About Children's Book Project


2166 Palou Avenue, Book Bank (not a mailing address), San Francisco, CA 94124, US

Mission Statement

The Children's Book Project gives free books to children who need them for equity in literacy, learning, and life.


We distribute free books to children through Title 1 schools, public health clinics, shelters, community organizations, and others serving low-income families. Since 1992, we have given over 3 million books to facilities serving hundreds of thousands of children throughout Northern California. Literacy attainment is directly tied to academic achievement and lifetime outcomes, yet children in economically disadvantaged communities do not have the same access to books as their more affluent peers. The Children’s Book Project is committed to closing the opportunity gap and lifting up our community by raising readers.

We collect donated books, then count and sort them by subject matter and age level. Teachers, caseworkers, and other community workers come to our book site to select free books they need for the children they serve.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Youth Services
  • Literacy / Reading
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group



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