Book Donation Application

Kids Need to Read provides books, periodicals, and literacy resources to schools, libraries, and other organizations that administer literacy programs to children and adolescents. A school, library, or organization receiving books from Kids Need to Read must be a governmental institution or 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization located in the United States or its territories. These organizations must serve at least 50% of children living at or below the national poverty rate. Please fill in all of the required information listed below. Answer all questions completely. Kids Need to Read only accepts online applications.

Kids Need to Read places a heavy emphasis on assisting disadvantaged children. Because our foundation serves children of all ages, we accept submissions from literacy programs that serve not only young readers but middle readers and young adults. Stressed populations, such as juvenile offenders, children and adolescents living in impoverished communities, and youth faced with learning challenges experience extremely elevated drop-out rates due to illiteracy, yet they are often overlooked by literacy intervention programs. It is our intent to assist educators who are devoted to helping such children overcome the odds and succeed through worthwhile literacy programs.

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  1. 1. How did you hear about Kids Need to Read?
  2. 2. Type of organization (check all that apply):
  3. 3. The organization is a:
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  5. If your organization is tax exempt under IRS section 501(c)(3), please attach a copy of the IRS Letter of Determination. Kids Need to Read does not accept submissions that do not include a copy of the determination letter of 501(c)(3) institutions.
  6. Valid file types include image files from a scanned letter (.jpg, .gif, .png), .doc files, and .pdf files.
  7. 4. If your organization is a school, what grades does your school include (check all that apply):
  8. 5. Does your school have a library?
  9. If your organization is or has a library, how many books do you have?
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Demographics
  1. 9a. Please provide gender percentages of the children you serve. A number must be entered in each box and all numbers must total 100. Use zero if the demographic does not apply.
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  4. 9b. Please provide racial/ethnic percentages of the children you serve. A number must be entered in each box and all numbers must total 100. Use zero if the demographic does not apply.
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  13. 9c. Please provide a short description of the community and family characteristics.
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  1. 10. Is there a budget for new books?
  2. 11. How many children's books were purchased by the organization last school year?
  3. 12. How many children's books have been purchased this year?
  4. 13. What is the organization’s main source of books?
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  8. 17. Have you previously received a Kids Need to Read book donation?
  9. Terms and Conditions: I certify that our agency is a government institution or 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization serving children. I further certify that we have a literacy program in place to make good use of Kids Need to Read’s book donation. I understand that these books constitute a charitable contribution and may not, under any circumstances, be sold or distributed to the financial benefit of any individual or organization. I further understand that Kids Need to Read allocates book donations based on criteria including: (1) the capacity of the potential recipient to make donated books available to children; (2) the extent to which receipt of a donation would fulfill an educational need of the organization; (3) the organization's level of funding (with preference afforded to underfunded organizations); and (4) the requirement that any organization that receives a donation be a public library, public school, other governmental entity, or a nonprofit organization that has established exempt status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). I acknowledge that I am expected to complete a program performance evaluation within six months of receipt of a book grant to help Kids Need to Read gauge the impact of the books and activities it provides.
  10. Checking the box below constitutes an electronic signature verifying that the information you have supplied in this application is correct to the best of your knowledge, and that you agree to the terms and conditions stated above.
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