One Book At A Time
Sponsor a Child with One Book a Month and Feed a Hungry Mind
When there’s not enough money in the house for food, buying your child a book is next to impossible. We believe hungry minds ache just like hungry bellies and using our “one-to-one” model, we’ve come up with a simple plan…a way to help feed the hungry minds of children in our sponsored families…One Book At A Time.
It works like this…we’ll match you to a child living in poverty in one of the communities we serve, give you the child’s name, age and reading level, and ask you to send him or her one new book, along with a letter, each month. We ask that you commit to the program for one year, sending a total of 12 books and 12 letters. (We’ll encourage the child to write back to you.)
We are proud to receive promotional support for One Book At A Time from the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and the following independent booksellers, who are helping us put books into the hands of our nation’s neediest children. Please check out their websites for book ideas!
AVID BOOKSHOP - Athens, GA
BOOKS & BOOKS – Southern FL and Westhampton Beach, NY
BOOKS ON BROAD – Camden, S.C.
CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE – Sylva, N.C.
FAMILY BOOK SHOP – DeLand, FL
FICTION ADDICTION – Greenville, S.C.
FOUNTAIN BOOKSTORE – Richmond, VA
GARDEN DISTRICT BOOKSHOP - New Orleans, LA
PARNASSUS BOOKS – Nashville, TN
SUNDIAL BOOKS - Chincoteague, VA
You might think about asking your own children to help pick out each month’s book – something they have read and loved. And ask your kids to help you write the letter to the child it is going to.
Books should be sent to your sponsored child care of the outreach center address we will send you when you receive the child’s names and age.
If you are shipping books, note that the U.S. Postal Service has a special media rate, which is significantly cheaper than sending a 1st-class package.
To join One Book At A Time, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and phone number. If there is a particular aged child you would like to help, please tell us that as well, and we’ll try to accommodate!
We here at Family-to-Family rely on “the kindness of strangers” to keep this wonderful program operating. We receive no outside funding for One Book At A Time, so please consider a one-time donation to help keep OBAAT and F-to-F going strong! Any amount is appreciated.
Please note: Your donation of books or other items sent to a specific child/person does not qualify as a tax deductible expense.