Having an impact is fun, easy and safe. Leverage our "how to" plans to get started promoting literacy in your community. Increase your impact by doing a virtual book drive with your school, service organization, sports team or religious organization. Our program is all about kids helping kids. Get in touch.
Ella is a dystopian YA enthusiast. She has collected over 1000 books in Riverside, CA. Ella is on the leadership council at her school and looks forward to leading an in-person book drive when school resumes. Ella enjoys volunteering with Bookworm Global during the pandemic.
Noa is a bibliophile and aims to encourage others to find her same love of reading and collecting books. She gathered over 900 books in her first drive to create a lending library for an underserved school. She is currently a high school student who has participated in multiple book clubs and reading challenges. Noa has great intentions to improve literacy rates throughout her city and beyond by creating innovative book campaigns. She is interested in film, architecture, and production design.
Ryland enjoys historical fiction and teen romances. Ryland collected more than 675 books for Children's Book Project during her first book drive. Ryland has trained service groups and recruited volunteers. Ryland's enthusiasm is infectious and she recruited additional volunteers for Bookworm Global. She hopes to advocate for education equity for students in East Palo Alto by promoting literacy. We are so honored to be working with Ryland.
Sarah is a nationally recognized Girl Scout and our liaison for service groups. Sarah will be working specifically with Girl Scouts to get a literacy patch approved. She will also be responsible for helping create training and marketing materials that are customized by age for Girl Scout Troops. Sarah hopes to expan the reach of Bookworm Global through Girl Scouts.
Ameerah enjoys reading, especially YA. She donated more than 4000 books through Bookworm Global and runs her own non-profit called iSparkle. In addition to collecting and donating books, Ameerah raises money for educational causes. Most recently we collaborated to tackle the digital divide in education by fundraising to buy headsets for students at a Los Angeles School where more than 90% of students live below the poverty line and find it challenging to school from home.
Adar has been working hard to collect and sort books for Watts Learning Center.
Eden enjoys science fiction and dystopian novels and is featured here with her favorite book. Eden completed a very successful book drive around International Literacy Day and enjoyed it so much that she plans to do a holiday book drive. She aims to donate books to children in underserved communities as part of their holiday gifts. She hopes that receiving a book will inspire more kids to read.
Will has helped collect and sort thousands of books. He loves reading and talking about books with his family. Will promotes recycling books to benefit the environment and because he is concerned about education equity and the growing educational gap increased by the pandemic. Will has recruited organizations to participate in book drives.
Hayden enjoys reading all types of young adult fiction. Some of her favorite books are The Outsiders, A Christmas Carol, and Never Let Me Go. She has collected over 850 books so far and hopes to collect many more throughout high school. She knows it is more important than ever to donate books to those who really need them during the pandemic. She is happy to to help with this in any way I can.
Sarah is a sophomore born and raised in Los Angelos, California. She has been a camp counselor for 3 years at Monarch Camp and specializes in working with 5-7 year olds. She is passionate about working with young children and helping them broaden their minds. She is excited to begin tutoring and is currently looking for more teens that are interested in helping elementary students reach their academic goals.
Niku is a freshman in high school and enjoys reading YA. Her favorite books are The Outsiders, Little Women, and The Hate You Give. She enjoys hosting small book clubs for younger kids and writing. She also has a website that shares short informational articles regarding popular news that are trending on social media! NIku did a book drive for us in December 2020.
Jillion serves as a mentor, coach and logistics manager for Bookworm Global's youth-adult partnerships. Jillion consults with ambassaords to find meaningful projects that will help them magnify their impact.
Lee is an expert in persuasion, presentation, and interpersonal communication so Bookworm Global is lucky to have her as a champion. Her energy is contagious and her contribution to the team is immense. Lee has already transported and recycled more than 2000 books for Bookworm Global.
Karen is one of the most generous people you will meet. She drove around Los Angeles and picked up approximately 1000 of the books that Bookworm Global has collected since inception. She is a tireless champion of the Bookworm Global and has contributed significantly to our efforts.
The girls set out do a book drive when school started. Together they collected more than 900 books.
They started by asking their mom to post on social media. They asked people to drop books at their doorstep. They also notified neighbors that they would be picking up books on specific dates. They got a LOT of books!
The drive ran for 3 weeks. There were more than 900 books in all. They then sorted the books. The adult and religious books were separated from the children's books because they go to different places.
85 to 96% of the students at the schools we serve qualify for free meals. The books will be distributed by the schools to children when they pick up their meals.
"The no contact book drive was really fun and easy to do. We loved collecting and sorting the books! We plan to do another book drive at Christmas."
No contact book drives are easy and exciting. It is not uncommon for motivated volunteers to collect more than 500 books when using our methodology.