Book Drives

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Our friends at Northridge Internal Medicine collected many wonderful books for our young friends!
Zion book drive 12-19-18
The Zion Union Baptist Church youth group, who held a drive to benefit Book Baskets
Pediatric Associates 6-18-20
Thanks to Pediatric Associates of Charlottesville (Dr. Karyn Wolfe, pictured) for running a book drive that benefitted Book Baskets…even during Covid-19!

How to Run a Book Drive for Book Baskets

First of all, thank you for helping children in our area who have few books at home! We
appreciate your generosity. If you would like to conduct a book drive to benefit Book
Baskets, please contact our coordinator, Jenny Greyson, at

1. Decide on dates for the book drive. We recommend a span of only a few weeks.
2. Get baskets, posters, and fliers from Book Baskets.
3. Hand out and/or send out fliers electronically a few days before the drive begins.
4. Leave the baskets and posters in high visibility locations during the drive (the lobby?).
5. Post and announce the numbers of books received frequently—either daily or weekly.
6. Have a competition between groups for the number of book donations (optional).
7. Remind participants shortly before the drive ends. Add boxes for overflow books.
8. After the drive ends, discard books that are worn, yellowed, written on, torn, or
9. Arrange a time for Book Baskets to come pick up your books and take photos.
10. Send out an announcement of the number of books collected and congratulate all
who participated for their generosity!

Hairsmith & Co 8-19
Hairsmith & Co, Charlottesville, VA. The first local business to host a book drive to beneft Book Baskets.

Book Baskets is enormously grateful to all the many local schools, churches, businesses, and service organizations who have generously organized book drives to help children in our community. Below is a list of some of our most recent generous donors:

  • Zion Union Baptist Church (Charlottesville)
  • The National Honor Society at Monticello High School
  • The APO Service Fraternity at UVA
  • Leadership Classes (with help from the National English Honor Society) at Western Albemarle High School (article here)
  • Park Street Christian Preschool
  • Moms International
  • The International School of Charlottesville
  • Hairsmith & Co.
  • Northridge Internal Medicine
  • Pediatric Associates of Charlottesville
  • MOMS Club of Charlottesville
  • The Village School, Charlottesville
  • Meriweather Lewis Elementary School
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Students at Jack Jouett middle school held a drive to benefit Book Baskets.
Thanks to our young friends at The Village School, who collected lovely books for us!
Members of the National Honor Society at Monticello High School held a very successful book drive to benefit Book Baskets
Our generous young friends at Meriweather-Lewis Elementary School (and their librarian!)