PGK (Project Giving Kids) is now Create the Change®!

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Disclaimer - Create the Change® partners with nonprofit organizations that we believe offer age-appropriate service opportunities for youth and families. All of our partners sign a collaboration agreement promising to provide age-appropriate activities in a safe environment. Create the Change® does not run, host, or facilitate the service opportunities seen here, nor are we responsible in any way for the management (financial or otherwise) of the organizations we feature. Always be sure to research the nonprofit organization and service opportunities available to make sure it's a good fit for you before getting started. You may find the organization's contact information on their profiles.

Duration

Multi-day

Directions

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How Often Is This Offered?

Monthly

Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required

Adult

Description

Consider sponsoring an underserved school by running a book drive on its behalf. Examples of past sponsors include schools from affluent communities, corporations, individuals, scout troops and high school students working on community service projects.

What's Needed To Complete

Gently used books that you no longer need or want.

Whose Help Is Required

Some adult help might be required. 

Special Requirements

Questions? Contact Lorri Kampfner at lkampfner@accessbooks.net or by phone at 310-616-6187

How It Makes A Difference

We thrive on the partnerships built, the students working together and the importance of access to literacy. One of the most compelling aspects of Access Books is the emphasis on building bridges between different communities.

Where to Serve

From Home/Anywhere*

Instructions

Collect gently used books Store books in boxes or bags Contact Lorri Kampfner to schedule a drop off! We work with the sponsor group (you!) and the school in need to choose a service date. In the weeks or months leading up to the event, your group collects gently used, high-interest books appropriate for grades K-5. We ask that you set a goal of at least 2,000 books (the more, the better!). On the designated day, usually a Saturday, your group delivers its books to the school in need. Your group of 15-20 volunteers will work side by side with volunteers from the recipient school to build classroom library sets from the donated books, process the brand new books provided by Access Books for library circulation, and paint literacy-themed murals. Volunteers from your group get the chance to see where the books go and report back to their home school, organization, etc. It is also a great way for employees from donating companies to participate in a team-building exercise or volunteer opportunity. We encourage a donation of $10 per volunteer to cover expenses for the day of service.

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