Share the magic of books with children in need.
Act now! Children’s Book Drive ends Sunday, Dec. 16!
Once again, RAFT (Resource Area for Teaching) is partnering with the San Jose Mercury News for the Gift of Reading Children’s Book Drive, bringing the magic of books to the Bay Area children who need it most.
Between November 17 and December 16, we will gather thousands of new and like-new books. These books will go to under-served children, and to help teachers build classroom libraries for the children they teach —increasing the children’s chances at long-term academic success.
To Donate Books:
One of these books is sometimes the only holiday gift a child will receive, so please give new or like-new books, as you'd want your own children to receive. We are especially in need of pre-school and elementary level books. Books in Spanish or Vietnamese are also valuable. Since they will be sorted by age group, please do not wrap them. Donate your own favorite titles or get ideas from the list of Suggested Books.
Drop-off Locations: Please bring your books to one of these RAFT (Resource Area for Teachers) locations. You'll find maps and directions at www.raftbayarea.org.
275 E. Campbell, Campbell
Linden Tree Children's Books
265 State Street, Los Altos
Los Altos Library
13 S. San Antonio Rd, Los Altos
Los Gatos Public Library
110 E. Main Street, Los Gatos
Santa Clara County Library Administration
14600 Winchester Blvd, Los Gatos
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
160 N. Main St., Milpitas
80 East 2nd Street, Morgan Hill
Morgan Hill Library
660 West Main Avenue, Morgan Hill
101 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065
Hours: Wednesdays: 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Thursdays: 10:30 am to 6:30 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Friday
1355 Ridder Park Drive
San Jose, CA 95131
Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays:
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
10:30 am to 7:00 pm
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
921 South First Street, San Jose
1066 The Alameda, San Jose
1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
RAFT Processing Facility
1160 Kern Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Mondays through Thursdays:
9:00 am to 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
9:00 am to 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Leigh's Favorite Books
121 S. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale
Remember, this year’s drive ends Sunday,
Dec. 16. Thank you for your support.