Give a Kid a Book collects new or gently used children’s books and donates them to organizations and shelters in the DC Metro area that are helping kids in need.
Since our launch in January 2022
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(For residents of the D.C. Metro area)
61% of low-income families have no children’s books in their homes.
— Source: National Center for Education Statistics
In the 5 years before kindergarten, children whose caregivers read to them hear a cumulative 1.4 million more words than children who are never read to.
— Source: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Access to books at home improves literacy and is connected with future successes in school and jobs.
— Source: The Journal of Social Science Research
About Give a Kid a Book
The founder of Give a Kid a Book is a junior at Langley High School in Fairfax County, Virginia. It launched in January 2022 and collects books year-round.
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Help us collect, sort and distribute books.
We are also working to expand our network of organizations receiving donations.