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 debmcnally86@gmail.com 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 debmcnally86@gmail.com:

Sponsor’s name
Address

Book Drive Info

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