Children’s Book Project

Our mission is to create a more socially just world by providing 10,000+ free books to under-resourced children each month in the San Francisco Bay Area. On average, 65% of economically disadvantaged elementary students do not meet state standards for grade-level literacy proficiency. Working in close partnership with public school teachers and community-based service agencies, the Children’s Book Project quickly and efficiently delivers books to children who have the greatest needs. Since our founding in 1992, we have distributed approximately 2.9 million books through our Book Bank and community outreach, with more than half of those going to Title 1 schools—where at least 40% of students are low-income.”