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• Run a book drive! Our biggest need is always for more books, enabling us to grow our programs and reach more children who need books of their own. Reach out to the communities you are part of—your neighborhood, school, congregation, workplace, youth organization, or civic group—and invite members to bring their new and gently used children’s books to you. It’s simple and fun! You’ll find everything you need to run your book drive in our online toolkit: http://bookharvestnc.org/support/run-a-book-drive/.
How to get started: Send an email to your neighborhood listserv notifying your neighbors to leave books on their porches on a certain date, and then go through the neighborhood picking them up with wagons; challenge members of your congregation to eliminate clutter and give unused books new life by bringing donations to your weekly service; meet parents in the carpool line at school to collect their donations as they drop off their children; or have a contest to see which grade in your school can collect the most books.

• Raise money to buy the books we need most! We keep an Amazon wishlist (http://amzn.to/2cppcwD) updated with the books we need most: board books for our youngest readers, books in Spanish and bilingual books, and books with diverse characters and written by diverse authors. Get creative about ways to raise money as a group, and then go shopping on Amazon and have brand new books shipped directly to us! Or print out the list and take it to a local bookstore to see which titles you can find.
How to get started: Raise money for your shopping spree by hosting a bake sale, a lemonade stand, an ice cream social, or a yard sale; asking families to pool their spare change; or organizing a raffle or other special event to generate financial donations.

• Staff a table at the Durham Farmers’ Market! Every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon, we have the opportunity to reach people who are shopping at the Durham Farmers’ Market. If your group is excited about sharing our mission with passersby, we’ll provide everything you need to staff an information table for the morning. Hand out pamphlets and stickers, and spread the word about why Book Harvest’s work is important. Invite people to sign up as volunteers or to join our listserv to stay up to date with our work. Contact Community Partnerships Manager Daniele Berman at daniele@bookharvestnc.org to get started.

• Make literacy kits! During their home visits, our Book Babies team members provide these activity kits filled with materials to help children develop their literacy skills. The kits consist of a gallon size plastic zipper bag filled with a small package of crayons, a pencil, and a 8.5"x 11" spiral bound drawing pad, which can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/2yl5oaJ.
How to get started: Shop for materials, gather your group, and put one of each item in a zipper bag. Deliver them to Book Harvest at your convenience! Contact Book Babies team leader Meytal Barak if you have questions: meytal@bookharvestnc.org.

• Serve with us in our office! Opportunities to sort books in our office are limited and depend on the amount of work that is available. If you are interested in inquiring about whether there is a need for groups to serve in this capacity, contact Community Partnerships Manager Daniele Berman at daniele@bookharvestnc.org.

• Serve with us at Books on Break! We have opportunities for groups to serve with us in local elementary schools in May and June of each year. For more information about this opportunity please contact Education Partnerships Manager Rachel Stine at rachel@bookharvestnc.org.

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