We thrive based on the funds contributed by individual, group and corporate donors across the Charlotte community – and the high efficiency, high volume, low cost model we’ve created from our inception.
Our all-in cost to distribute a book sits at just $1. So it’s highly efficient for us to serve students, classrooms and schools with Magic Book Parties and the events that follow. We invite you to become part of that effort with your own promise to support a child, a classroom or a school.
What is your promise?
Select from above or add your own.
We are continually inspired by the companies, groups and organizations that recognize the need for a love of reading to generate higher literacy to create better lives – and who partner with us to make that a reality. We offer several ways for corporations to get involved and invite you to find out more today.
We are always in need of children’s books in any condition, especially those for kindergarten through third grade. To coordinate a book drive in your neighborhood, school, business or place of worship, learn how here or feel free to contribute children’s books your family has outgrown.
Donations of fewer than 100 books can be brought to our Charlotte drop-off points in South End (in front of the Carolina Business Interiors warehouse) or Northeast Charlotte (at The Last Word Bookstore). If you plan to drop off at our Southend donation location use 204 E. Peterson, Charlotte for GPS purposes only. Look for the brown metal donation bin across Peterson Dr. in front of the CBI warehouse. Please be sure to include with your books a slip of paper with your name and contact info and book donated so we can properly thank you.
Contact us to donate more than 100 books, or to schedule a time to drop off your books in person. *Please note we do not have the capacity to pick books up.
Contact to donate
South End Donation Bin (Operations Center)
204 e Peterson Drive, Charlotte, NC
The Last Word Bookstore
5744 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
Branch Office Solutions
4391 Indian Trail Fairview Road, Indian Trail, NC
14830 Choate Circle, Charlotte, NC
The Cornwell Center
2001 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC
Volunteering Your Time
We receive donations of thousands of books each month, but before books go out to our bookworms they must be sorted, cleaned, stamped and wrapped.
To help out, you can volunteer at our Operations Center as an individual, as a family, or as a group of up to 50 people. Even kids as young as age 7 are welcome to pitch in as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
You can also host a volunteer event at your location, perfect for companies, schools, places of worship or other groups looking to give back to the community. Or you can assist with our classroom activities or other off-site locations, like handing out wrapped books and bookmarks at Crisis Assistance Ministry.
Prefer to help out on your own terms? You can write bookworm letters, which are special notes from grown-up bookworms that are given our young bookworms in Title I schools to encourage them to keep reading daily.