Books and America is partnering with Barnes and Noble in Fairfax, VA on May 31st, 2014 to raise money for our literacy and education programs!
They need your books...
Books for America has awarded grants of more than $7 million worth of books and materials to schools, shelters and many other educational programs and organizations here in the United States. Help us keep expanding our reach - please donate YOUR books now! We can also make great use of used DVDs, music and educational CDs, Cell Phones, laptops, digital cameras and many other items. Learn More
Books for America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. that is having a huge impact on thousands of disadvantaged communities and individuals. Founded in 2002, our mission is to promote literacy, life-long learning and understanding by distributing donated new and used books and other forms of educational media to disadvantaged organizations and schools serving the Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland areas.
Recipients include adult and youth literacy programs, public schools, charter schools, transitional homeless shelters, hospitals, military bases, assisted living communities for seniors, veterans' hospitals, women's shelters, hospices, correctional facilities, and other organizations. As of April 2014, Books for America has donated over $6.9 million worth of books and educational materials to organizations in the DMV.
Because we collect all types of books, we are able to provide books to people of all ages. This makes Books for America unique among most non-profit organizations in the United States. We obtain needed items from individuals and organizations, and from donation drives held in communities. Items you wish to donate could also be shipped directly to us.
Books for America is making great strides in fighting illiteracy and increasing knowledge and understanding - but we need your help!
Books for America Book Distribution Facility and Administrative Offices 3829 Pickett Road Fairfax, VA 22031(703) 323-0152 email@example.com
Building and improving libraries in schools, shelters, prisons and more. Supporting reading and education programs. Providing children with their first take-home books.
Total book grants to date for 2014: 27,415!
Most recently, we have awarded book grants to:
Pine Spring ES
Varina High School
Rose Hill Elementary
The Duffy House
Pine Spring E.S.
Northern Virginia Church of Christ
Alexandria Health Department
Catholic Charities fmaily services
Catholic Charities Christ House
You can help instill an excitement for reading in our most disadvantaged children - visit Why Donate to find out how!
Research has shown that simply giving children books may be as effective as summer school - and a lot cheaper. Over the last 20 years...low-income students simply have less access to print.Greg Toppo, USA TODAY
Whether rich or poor, residents of the United States or China, illiterate or college graduates, parents who have books in the home increase the level of education their children will attain.Mariah Evans, Research In Stratification and Mobility
61 percent of low-income families have no books at all in their homes for their children. Families living in poverty must use their financial resources to pay for food and shelter, not books.Reading Literacy in the United States
There is a common theme among our underperforming children - they don't own books.United States Department of Education
Come visit our used bookstore in Dupont Circle!
Selling some of the books that are donated to us is a fundraising tool for us. But since our entire mission is to get books into people's hands, you get fantastic books at ridiculously low prices!We have current bestsellers, art, history, philosophy, tons of cookbooks, and much, much more. Books for America - a Bookstore with a Purpose 1417 22nd Street, NW (22nd & P) Washington, DC 20037 202.835.2665 Hours: Mon, Fri & Sat 10-6; Tue-Thu 10-9; Sun 11-5
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