Ways To Give



Ways To Give to Reach Out and Read

At Reach Out and Read, we believe all families should have the tools and information to help their children learn to read and form a love of books.  Many of the families that Reach Out and Read serves do not have any books at home. You can help us change that! Your gift will help us meet the early literacy needs of children and families, where they are, in doctors’ offices and help to provide children with books. It is important to us that our books reflect the widest possible representation of the children and families we serve, with stories that are relevant and engaging, accurately reflect and affirm a diverse range of identities, cultures, and histories, and contain illustrations that are colorful and recognizable to young children.

Below are some ways to help.

Donate much needed funds


When you donate funds to Reach Out and Read Greater Philadelphia, the Reach Out and Read sites purchase the ideal books that are needed for their families and at a significant discount, so your monetary contribution provides many more books.

Make a donation by mail:

Download the Donor Contribution Form

Host a virtual book drive

We hope you will consider having a virtual book drive so the primary care doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants can give the new books and information about reading aloud to their patient families during the newborn through 5 year old well visits.  Learn more about the virtual book drive here.  Please email info@reachoutandreadphilly.org or call 215-590-5989 and press 1 if you have any questions.

Donate gently used children’s books

Most ROR Greater Philadelphia sites need and accept donations of some gently used children’s books for ages newborn through 10 years old.  Please email info@reachoutandreadphilly.org or call 215-590-5989 and press 1 to inquire about next steps (book guidelines and delivery).

Below is the list of types of books we cannot accept:

  • Books marked with Library name
  • Textbooks/Encyclopedias
  • Young adult/adult books
  • Holiday theme
  • Used sticker books
  • Religious theme
  • Used coloring/activity books
  • Cloth/Touch & Feel
  • Violent/weapon theme
  • Books with toys/items attached
  • Magazines
  • Books with batteries

Volunteer as a reader

Volunteer opportunities vary and are limited at the Reach Out and Read sites.  For more information, please call 215-590-5989 and press 1 or email info@reachoutandreadphilly.org or click here.