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 process and distribute one book is just one dollar. So it’s highly efficient for us to serve our students, classrooms, partners, and schools with books and programming. We invite you to become part of that effort with your own promise of support!
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 200 books can be brought to our 24-hour Southend donation bin across the street from 204 E. Peterson Dr. Charlotte, NC 28217. Look for the brown metal donation bin outside of the CBI warehouse fence. If you’d like to receive a donation acknowledgement, please be sure to include a slip of paper with your name, contact info and the amount of books you donated.
Email email@example.com to donate more than 200 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
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Volunteering Your Time
We receive donations of thousands of books each month, but before books go out to our bookworms they must be counted, cleaned, stamped, and sorted.
- To help out, you can volunteer at our Operations Center as an individual, as a family, or as a group of up to 30 people. Even kids as young as age 6 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 in-school programming, Bookworm Bootcamp & Books on Break.
- 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.