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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.


6600+

Books collected

Since our launch in January 2022


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(For residents of the D.C. Metro area)

— 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.