Even before a client selects a book from the SAReads Book Bank, it's already been on a journey of sorts. Many of our books were donated during one of our annual book drives, including the Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive and the SAReads Summer Book Drive. Others were donated by groups or individuals that organized their own book drives on behalf of SAReads.
Once these books are delivered to the SAReads Book Bank, they're cleaned, sorted and shelved by hundreds of SAReads volunteers. These books can then find a new home with a local child that will cherish them. This pay-it-forward generosity from our many partners and volunteers is what makes the SAReads Book Bank possible.
By the numbers:
- # of books collected during the 2015 Summer Book Drive: 10,338
- # of books collected during the 2015 Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive:more than 5,000