Book Donation Application

Please note: Kids Need to Read does not accept applications during the months of May, June, November and December.

Kids Need to Read provides books, periodicals, and literacy resources to schools, libraries, and other organizations that administer literacy programs to disadvantaged children and adolescents. A school, library, or organization receiving books from Kids Need to Read must be a governmental agency 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. Schools may use free and reduced lunch data for poverty level rates.

Because Kids Need to Read serves children of all ages, submissions are accepted 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 are sometimes overlooked by literacy intervention programs. It is this organization’s intent to assist educators who are devoted to helping such children overcome the odds and succeed through worthwhile literacy initiatives.