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  • Are you only in Athens?
    Nope! While our offices are proudly based in Athens, GA, we partner with schools and communities across the state of Georgia.
  • Can Books for Keeps come to my school?
    Give us a shout! Our team is always excited to consider opportunities that connect kids with joyful literacy experiences. If your school is not currently one of the schools that we serve, please reach out to our Book Access Coordinator, Andy Ekegbu.
  • Where do you get your funding?
    BFK receives funding from individual donors, business and corporate sponsors, community groups, foundations, faith partners, and other nonprofit agencies. We are so grateful for every dollar given to support literacy-rich environments! See a full list of our funders and their impact here.
  • How much does it cost to sponsor a child's participation in one of your programs?
    Sponsorship costs vary based on program. Visit our Donation page to learn more or reach out to BFK's Director of Development & Communications, Kelsey Ripley.
  • How can I get involved?
    We would love to partner with you as a volunteer, book drive host, or donor. Check out our "Get Involved" page to learn more.
  • Where do you get your books?
    All over the place! The vast majority of our books are purchased by our staff from wholesale vendors and other nonprofits throughout the country. Some of our favorites are FirstBook, Book Depot, and Books4School.
  • How do you know what books to buy?
    We ask! Every year at distributions we survey students to make sure that they’re excited about the books we’re bringing and they’re getting the books they’re looking for. We’ve also used school library check out data in the past to determine our mix between fiction, nonfiction, and the most popular titles that students are reading.
  • How much do your books cost?
    Our goal for book purchasing is to keep costs at an average of $2 per book. That means we can buy more high-interest books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid for almost $4.00 and buy larger bulk orders of books at a heavy discount from FirstBook that average around .50 per book.
  • How/where can I donate books?
    Find local drop off locations and our Guide to Hosting a BFK Book Drive (including virtual book drives!) here.
  • Can I buy books to donate?
    Yes! Occasionally, students will request books that are not available through our vendors or outside of our price point for large-scale purchases. We keep track of those titles on our BFK Book Wish List, and every item purchased from this list goes directly into a child's hands!
  • How can I get involved as a volunteer?
    This work would not be possible without our 800+ volunteers who support our programs in the BFK Book Warehouse, at our school sites, and at events. Learn more here to find the best opportunity for you!
  • I have a group that wants to volunteer. How can we set that up?
    We'd love to partner with your group! You can start by visiting our volunteer signup page to see if we have any open volunteer shifts that match your group's schedule. If nothing lines up, you can reach out to our Book Access Coordinator, Destini (destini@booksforkeeps.org) to schedule a time that works!
  • I'd like to volunteer regularly. Do you have weekly or semi-weekly opportunities?
    We sure do! Check out all our volunteer options here to find the best fit for you. We can't wait to see you soon!
  • Are you only in Athens?
    Nope! While our offices are proudly based in Athens, GA, we partner with schools and communities across the state of Georgia.
  • Can Books for Keeps come to my school?
    Give us a shout! Our team is always excited to consider opportunities that connect kids with joyful literacy experiences. If your school is not currently one of the schools that we serve, please reach out to our Book Access Coordinator, Andy Ekegbu.
  • Where do you get your funding?
    BFK receives funding from individual donors, business and corporate sponsors, community groups, foundations, faith partners, and other nonprofit agencies. We are so grateful for every dollar given to support literacy-rich environments! See a full list of our funders and their impact here.
  • How much does it cost to sponsor a child's participation in one of your programs?
    Sponsorship costs vary based on program. Visit our Donation page to learn more or reach out to BFK's Director of Development & Communications, Kelsey Ripley.
  • How can I get involved?
    We would love to partner with you as a volunteer, book drive host, or donor. Check out our "Get Involved" page to learn more.
  • Where do you get your books?
    All over the place! The vast majority of our books are purchased by our staff from wholesale vendors and other nonprofits throughout the country. Some of our favorites are FirstBook, Book Depot, and Books4School.
  • How do you know what books to buy?
    We ask! Every year at distributions we survey students to make sure that they’re excited about the books we’re bringing and they’re getting the books they’re looking for. We’ve also used school library check out data in the past to determine our mix between fiction, nonfiction, and the most popular titles that students are reading.
  • How much do your books cost?
    Our goal for book purchasing is to keep costs at an average of $2 per book. That means we can buy more high-interest books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid for almost $4.00 and buy larger bulk orders of books at a heavy discount from FirstBook that average around .50 per book.
  • How/where can I donate books?
    Find local drop off locations and our Guide to Hosting a BFK Book Drive (including virtual book drives!) here.
  • Can I buy books to donate?
    Yes! Occasionally, students will request books that are not available through our vendors or outside of our price point for large-scale purchases. We keep track of those titles on our BFK Book Wish List, and every item purchased from this list goes directly into a child's hands!
  • How can I get involved as a volunteer?
    This work would not be possible without our 800+ volunteers who support our programs in the BFK Book Warehouse, at our school sites, and at events. Learn more here to find the best opportunity for you!
  • I have a group that wants to volunteer. How can we set that up?
    We'd love to partner with your group! You can start by visiting our volunteer signup page to see if we have any open volunteer shifts that match your group's schedule. If nothing lines up, you can reach out to our Book Access Coordinator, Destini (destini@booksforkeeps.org) to schedule a time that works!
  • I'd like to volunteer regularly. Do you have weekly or semi-weekly opportunities?
    We sure do! Check out all our volunteer options here to find the best fit for you. We can't wait to see you soon!
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