How to Get Books
Our Books by the Boxful program provides special education and early childhood intervention programs with boxes of books to supplement classroom libraries and help children build their own home libraries. Each box holds, on average, 150-200 books and is shipped to our partner schools free of charge. The books are gently used and in good condition. The boxes hold a mixture of reading material for reading levels spanning Kindergarten – 5th grade. We also have boxes geared toward Early Intervention and Pre-School programs which contain early reading level books.
Court’s Kids partners with local and national organizations to source books and uses word of mouth campaigns to build a network of donors to provide funding for additional classroom materials. Special Education programs can apply to receive assistance to purchase classroom teaching tools and materials as well as small libraries of books for their classrooms. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
A few words from two Books by the Boxful partners:
“To all of you at Court’s Kids: Friday morning my principal arrived at my classroom door with a box of books. My kids were thrilled, and helped me sort them, talk about them, and everyone went home with a new book. Thank you again for your compassion and generosity to our children here at Hazel Dell. ”
- Marti Lloid, Special Ed Teacher, Hazel Dell Elementary, Vancouver, WA
“I can’t wait to begin giving a book to each child in the program now and each child who comes in for testing. I know some of the children we test do not have any books at home. This is the most caring and important gift a child can have-books of their own. This will encourage parents to share books with their children, an invaluable and incredibly important gift of their time to spend with their children.”
-Sandi Z, Klamath Falls Early Childhood Intervention