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Donate A Book For Literacy on World Literacy Day


We love book gives at 365give! With 20% of our global population illiterate and even more people unable to access books, donate a book for literacy. A simple book give has impact, real impact.

Sharing and giving books is one of the most popular gives with our 365give members. Their book gives even go as far as reading a book to someone, having book swaps in their classrooms or just giving someone a book, with a smile attached.

Our community is global so we have found country specific places where you can donate books, buy books to support an organization or share books within your community. These gives just take a few minutes with little preparation required! Support Literacy and feel great about it!

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Better World Books – This is a great way to donate books or buy a book to support the mission of Better World Books. If you want to donate a book, go to their website and find out how you can ship your books to them. If you want to support their cause, buy books through their online bookstore, knowing you are supporting their cause. They work internationally so choose your give – donate or buy.

Donate A Book is an online crowdsourcing platform just for books. The proceeds help schools in India. Find a fundraising campaign you like and donate $5 to their cause. It is as easy as that. No books required, just a small donate online to support their need for books.

Books For Soldiers is a non-profit organization in the US that sends care packages to military personnel working overseas or at home. How great to support an organization that makes sure people serving in the military have a little extra package from someone who cares. This is a very personal service where you can choose who you are sending your ‘give’ to.

Did you know that up to 75% of prison inmates are illiterate? If they learn to read their chances of returning to prison decrease by 70%. If inmates remain illiterate their chances of returning to prison are over 65%. Sending an inmate a book could change their lives! You can donate books to Books To Prisoners and give a helping hand to someone who could use it!

Set up your own Free Library outside of your home, creating a place for people to swap a book or take a book when they need it. We love this! Be as creative as you want with your free library house that keeps books dry and dust free! Or you can place your books out on the weekend in a cardboard box on the sidewalk with a big FOR FREE sign.

Have a book swap in our classroom, at school or at work. Let everyone know when the book swap will take place so they can bring in their books. This is easy, fun and all left over books can be donated to a local library or any of the organizations we mentioned.

Calling all students. Text Books for Change has a great mission. They take university and college text books and either donate them to international schools, recycle older textbooks, or sell them online to fuel their mission. Buy a book or donate a book, either one would be your give!

Donate to the World Literacy Foundation that works to change global literacy issues. Just donate $5 to help them with their mission.

Literacy is critical to individual and community well-being. Why not share happiness through books, one book, one give at a time.

Sign up for your free membership at 365give and start sharing your small but powerful gives each day. Make yourself and the world a happy place with a simple action.

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
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“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)