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GOR 2014 November 18 - December 15

The Gift of Reading 2014
Presented by the Mercury News and RAFT
November 18 through December 15, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Donate Books Gift of Reading 2012

Share the magic of books with children in need.
Act now! Children’s Book Drive ends Monday, Dec. 15!

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 18 and December 15, 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.

Recycle Bookstore
275 E. Campbell Avenue, Campbell

Linden Tree Children's Books
265 State Street, Los Altos

Los Altos Library
13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos

Los Gatos Public Library
100 Villa Avenue, Los Gatos

Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

Milpitas Library
160 N. Main Street, Milpitas

Books, Inc.
301 Castro Street, Mountain View

80 East Second Street, Morgan Hill

Morgan Hill Library
660 West Main Avenue, Morgan Hill

101 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065

1355 Ridder Park Drive
San Jose, CA 95131

Biblioteca Latinoamericana
921 South First Street, San Jose

Recycle Bookstore
1066 The Alameda, San Jose

Hicklebee's Bookstore
1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose

Mercury News
4 North Second Street, San Jose

Santa Clara County Office of Education
1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose

Christa McAuliffe School
12211 Titus Avenue, Saratoga

RAFT Processing Facility
1160 Kern Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Leigh's Favorite Books
121 S. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale

125 S Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale

Remember, this year’s drive ends
Monday, Dec. 15!

Thank you for your support.


Gift Of Reading contact: raft@raft.net

Quotes from past recipients:

“ Thank you for your donation of books. The foster youth we serve often do not have the opportunity to own their own books and it was a pleasure to give them books – especially those separated from their families during the holidays. Thank you.”
- Daniel Thayer Russell, EE’s Residential Group Homes, Inc.

“Various children in the homework centers wrote to us that they enjoy reading books but had never before been able to own one. Now it is theirs.”
- David Fong, IEEE