About

Giving Is Nice

Read!

It’s what Milk+Bookies is all about, spreading the love of reading to those who can’t afford books of
their own.

Give!

Well, that AND service learning. Milk+Bookies teaches kids the importance of giving, and instills in them self-confidence, pride and a sense of goodwill – all wonderful byproducts of the Milk+Bookies brand of philanthropy.

Grow!

So how does Milk+Bookies foster literacy and service learning? By providing all of the tools, resources, support and instruction required for anyone to host their own Milk+Bookies parties. At these “book-raisers,” children are invited to choose, inscribe and donate books to their local peers in need and want of appropriate reading material.

Get your toolkit to host your own book-raiser here.

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Leaders + Readers

A continuation of our “Read! Give! Grow!” philosophy, Leaders + Readers is a program designed to encourage student volunteers in the Los Angeles community to organize book drives to benefit another Los Angeles based “sister” school.

The goal of every Leaders+Readers Book Drive is to flood underserved Los Angeles schools with books to support learning and academic excellence AND allow students to gain experience with leadership and community service. To date, we have raised 96,494 books!

Email bookdrives@milkandbookies.org to find out how YOUR school can become a host or recipient with Leaders + Readers!!

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CHOOSE + KEEP

After hosting numerous Leaders + Readers School Book Drives and donating thousands of books to fill the classrooms and libraries of schools throughout the Los Angeles area, we realized there was one more step we could be taking…why not ensure that every student, at every school we visit gets to take home a book of their own to keep?!

At every school delivery, our team sets up a pop-up “CHOOSE + KEEP” Book Fair during lunch, recess and before school starts utilizing a portion of the books donated. Every student at the recipient school will have a chance to “shop” for their very own books to take home with them!

*We are now expanding and hosting Choose + Keep Book Fairs at organizations throughout Los Angeles! If you would like us to come and set up one of our Choose + Keep Book Fairs at your school or organization, please email us at bookdrives@milkandbookies.org!

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Milk+Bookies is a nationwide charitable organization that gets books into the hands of thousands of children who need them. Your help also makes the Milk+Bookies movement and its instructional efforts possible, and gives young hosts across the country the ability to orchestrate their own successful story time celebrations. It also expands the impact of our growing Leaders + Readers program. 

Milk + Bookies is a non-denominational, non-profit 501(3)(c) organization that prohibits discrimination of any kind, including that based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, political beliefs, or status as a covered veteran.