After a day of giving thanks and two days of shopping sprees, let’s kick off the holiday season right on #GivingTuesday.
Giving Tuesday was established by 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a national day to kick off the giving season. This is a chance for you, your organization, or your community to come together with others around the globe and make a difference!
Our goal is to have 100 book-raisers held nationwide by people, like YOU, inspired by the spirit of Giving Tuesday.
Joining our 100 book-raiser campaign is as easy as:
1) Buying your Bookies Box tool-kit here: milkandbookies.org/shop.
SCHOOLS and CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS receive these materials completely pro-bono! Simply email the name of your school or organization to firstname.lastname@example.org!
2) Hosting your book-raiser
3)Delivering your books!
Please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com with any questions or book-raiser ideas! Together we can make a HUGE difference in communities nationwide!
Read! Give! Grow!
The Milk+Bookies Team welcomes you to become apart of our two-fold mission and host your own book-raiser! We want to answer many common questions we receive about hosting a Milk+Bookies book-raiser.
Who can host a M+B book-raiser?
ANYONE!! If you want to host a book raiser than you can be a Milk+Bookies host. We welcome everyone to join our movement! Giving is not restricted, so if you have a passion to change a child’s life then you are encouraged to host a book raiser.
How old is a M+B Host?
Remember those board games that had a suggested age of 1-99? Yeah, that is pretty much our range, too. We have had hosts of all ages – from infants to adults. You are never too old or too young to change the life of a child in need with the gift of reading!
We love to encourage children to host book-raisers, as we want to inspire “future philanthropists.” Exposing children to philanthropy will expose them to the power of giving, something they can take with them for the rest of their lives. However, giving is encouraged at all ages! A book-raiser is a wonderful activity at any age and the donations you raise will be treasured by children who want and need these books.
What kind of events can I host a book raiser at?
A book-raiser can be adaptable to any situation, so the list is endless. Whether you are hosting a child’s birthday party, office party, baby shower, or school event – a book raiser is always a good choice! Making it the focus of the event or just an added element will still put books into the hands of children who really need them.
Will it be hard to host a book-raiser?
No! Book-raisers are simple, easy, and fun! Here at Milk+Bookies, we support you as much as possible with our bookies boxes. They contain all the materials to make your book-raiser run smoothly!
We want everyone to be a part of the Milk+Bookies movement! You can purchase your own Milk+Bookies “bookie box” here, the first step in hosting your own book-raiser! The Milk+Bookies team is always available for support and if you have any further question please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
If you have not been to the new TOMS Flagship Store (located on 1344 Abbot Kinney in Venice, CA), then you must go check it out! This store combines a hip coffee house feel with a relaxed community environment. There is a lovely backyard area with turf, benches, and chairs to come relax with your kids or even bring your dog! This is a wonderful place to drink a cup of coffee and do your work (or just read a book!) in a community space.
Here at Milk+Bookies we are thankful to have partnered with the TOMS Flagship Store to host a monthly Story Time event. At this event parents and kids can come down to TOMS and listen to amazing children’s books read by our friends at TOMS or special guests! Milk+Bookies provides books that children can write personal inscriptions for the children to read when the books are donated. This event is extremely fun for the kids as they are exposed to philanthropy, reading, and even get cookies!
If you missed the last Story Time, don’t worry, they are hosted each month on the second Wednesday from 11AM-12PM at the Venice location! All the books are donated to the One Voice organization.
Come and experience the TOMS store, while giving the gift of literacy to children in need!
Our wonderful partners at Marc Jacobs have combined their high fashion empire with the thing we love most, BOOKS! If you haven’t been to a BookMarc, then it is definitely worth a trip.
There are several locations (Los Angeles, NYC, Paris to name a few) of these fashionable bookstores you can visit and they are filled with a wide variety of books from rare and valuable to eclectic. BookMarc is not just a place to buy gorgeous coffee table books, but to find yourself lost in the experience. At BookMarc an hour can pass in the blink of an eye as you make your way through stacks of interesting and amazing tomes or shop other Marc Jacobs brand items.
It is an amazing retail space that spreads the love of reading, doing it in a hip and stylish way! If you are not able to visit a BookMarc location, the you can check out some online merchandise here.
Milk + Bookies is proud that our partners at Marc Jacobs support us and the love of reading. To see the amazing Milk + Bookies hats, backpacks, and t-shirts by Marc Jacobs head on over to our online shop!
This year make your corporate or office holiday party an opportunity to give! Incorporating a Milk + Bookies book-raiser is a fun and easy way to spread the love of reading to children in need, making everyone’s holiday season a little brighter!
Not only would hosting a Milk + Bookies book-raiser at the yearly office party be an amazing addition to the festivities, it is also an incredibly EASY way to serve others. There are a couple simple steps to organize this opportunity to give while celebrating the holiday season.
1. Order your Bookies Box here and invite your co-workers to bring books to donate!
2. Set-up an area at your holiday party where people can inscribe their books.
3. Enjoy the holiday festivities while watching your donation box fill up!
4. Chose a local recipient to donate all the books to and make a huge difference in a child’s holiday season.
As reading is an incredibly important aspect of a child’s life, receiving the gift of a book this holiday season would make a very positive impact. Milk +Bookies invites your office or corporation to join us in our mission to spread the love of reading!
If you have any questions about including a M+B book-raiser in your holiday party, please feel free to email us at email@example.com!