Book Drives

Interested in organizing a book drive for Hand In Hand For Literacy? Just follow these five easy steps:

  1. Advertise your book drive
    • Flyers and misc. marketing materials provided upon request
  2. Collect the books – please see the Book Donation Guidelines
  3. Sort the books into the following categories:
    • Fiction – Children
    • Non Fiction- Children
    • Young Adult (Chapter Books)
    • Resource/ Educational Materials
  4. Pack the books in boxes and label the boxes with the appropriate category
  5. For book drives held within the Twin Cities Metro area, please email for book pick up. Book drives held outside the metro area will need to arrange for shipment of the books to our organization.

Ideas for a Successful Book Drive in Your School

  • Create colorful posters to display around your school.
  • Host a classroom presentation to learn more about Africa and the children you will be helping.
  • Create student ambassador teams to talk with other classrooms about your project.
  • Make announcements about the book drive over the school’s PA system.
  • Create a time line. Clearly advertise the start and finish dates.
  • Place large, brightly decorated collection boxes in visible places around your school.
  • Become a Hand In Hand Facebook fan. With your permission, we will post information about your book drive.

To sponsor a book drive please email the following information to

Sponsor’s name

Book Drive Info

Email Address
Phone Number
Group or organization you are connected with (ie: Girl Scouts, Church group, School)