We are a teen-led organization donating gently-used books and educational resources to kids in underserved communities. Join
Kids in underserved communities lost access to quality reading material when schools and libraries closed during stay-at-home orders. Our vision is to provide books to children in underserved communities and empower volunteers to actively engage in social change. We started Bookworm Global as a way to serve others during the pandemic but the impact has been much greater.
There is an immediate need for books to promote literacy and prevent educational backsliding. We have collected and distributed approximately 300,000 books since Spring 2020! Recycling books this way helps (1) improve literacy rates, (2) impact education equity, (3) is good for the environment, (4) and bridges gaps between socioeconomic groups without a community.
Many students never had the opportunity to attend a book fair or even own a book. We supplied books for book fairs at schools and family centers in underserved communities. At this particular fair, students selected several books for summer reading. You don't need to wait for the next book fair to help. We are constantly donating books to schools in underserved areas.
Our Pittsburgh-based ambassador, Matthew, ran a book fair for Shim Cares which is an interfaith after school program for low-income and refugee families. Collect books for children and then contact us at Bookwormglobal@gmail.com to drop off or pick up.
Alana is a voracious reader, lover of books and technically savvy. She is dedicated to promoting literacy and is in interested in education equity and education reform. Alana really enjoys community service and is a member of several service organizations. In addition to promoting literacy, she hopes to inspire others to serve their communities. Alana attends high school in Los Angeles but is helping friends across the United States, Canada and Mexico promote literacy.
Ryland Adzich (class of '24) located in Northern California and was our first ambassador. Ryland runs numerous book drives, recruited and trained volunteers, and created the Bookworm Global YouTube Channel. Ryland donated thousands of books to The Children's Book Project and several schools in underserved communities throughout Northern and Central California. Ryland started the Bookworm Global YouTube Channel where she interviews authors and librarians. Check out the YouTube Channel Here. Ryland also started a program that enables volunteers to start Bookworm Clubs at their high school.
A Sherman Oaks based Girl Scout Troop collected more than 500 books and helped us reach a milestone. We appreciate the efforts of all of our volunteers and look forward to working with your service group.
Contact us if your company, school, service group or club would like to do a book drive. We are also now over 2000 volunteers strong. Start with book donations or a remote book drive. Attention Social Impact & Community Leads, we help companies build community through service.
We are working to ensure all children have access to books.
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Leverage our "how to" plans to get started in your own area. Have a bigger impact when you become an ambassador by doing a book drive with your school, service organization, sports team or religious organization.