MLK Day Book Donations
MLK Day 2021 Operation D.R.E.A.M. (Dedicated Readers Excel And Motivate)
Project begins January 18, 2021 and ends February 19, 2021.
In observance of MLK Day and wishing to bring forth Dr. Martin Luther King’s message of freedom, equality, justice and love, CVNL is coordinating a community service project with a goal of giving 500 North Bay children and youth the gift of books to nourish their minds and the gift of snacks to nourish their bodies.
We are requesting your support by donating new books (at any level -- elementary, middle school or high school), or donating gift certificates to purchase new books. The themes of the books should reflect Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's key wishes for humanity, such as equality and peace. Each bag of gifts will contain approximately $25 worth of books. How many gift bags can you help to make?
Ways to help with book donations:
- Order new books from bookstores and ship to one of CVNL's offices (addresses below).
- Gift cards are a great way to participate in the program from the safety and comfort of your home. Send North Bay bookstores' gift cards by mail or email to CVNL so our staff can purchase books on your behalf (addresses below).
Don't know where to start? Check out these booklists
Black Caucus Members book list
Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners
NAA Read In book list
Napa Book Mine Anti-Racist reading list
Ashay By The Bay's book list
Want to shop local?
In collaboration with Ashay By The Bay, you can purchase books in person through their website here. When you fill out the online form, please be sure to include the name of manager in the County you are donating to! Their names and addresses are listed below.
Don't forget to include your county specific event code below when you checkout! This is to ensure your donation will land in the hands of a child in your county and you will get free shipping!
Where to Donate
Send virtual gift cards to Elaine Tokolahi email@example.com
65 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 101
San Rafael, CA 94903
Send virtual gift cards to Jim Tomlinson firstname.lastname@example.org
433 Soscol Ave., A-100
Napa, CA 94559
Send virtual gift cards to Rhonda Rochon Smith email@example.com
675 Texas Street, Suite 6503
Fairfield, CA 94533
Send virtual gift cards to Jessica Grace-Gallagher firstname.lastname@example.org
153 Stony Cir., #100
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Are you a student in need of community service hours? Start a community book drive! See our How to Self Report Hours Here. Also be sure to email CVNL documentation of your drive such as a picture of your drive, marketing materials, and how long it took place.
CVNL & AmeriCorps would love to see photos of you:
2) Donating items and shipping them to one of CVNL's offices!
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Age Minimum (with Adult): 13+, Minimum Age:13+
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- Choose an existing team you're already a member or captain of, or
- Create a new team to sign up.
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