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Become a Sponsor

Make a lasting impact in your community

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, every book given and every program implemented is made possible through partnerships with local and national businesses, generous community members, foundation support, and volunteers. Thank you for your interest in supporting literacy for all and for considering joining us in this great work!

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Sponsorship Levels

Donate as a business, as an individual, or band together with a group to keep a whole classroom, grade-level or even an entire school reading all summer long. For information on corporate sponsorship, including information about how Books for Keeps will recognize your company’s gift, please view our Sponsor Package. For additional questions about corporate sponsorship, reach out here.

Storyteller

$250/yr

Your gift will enable 1 Athens-Clarke County family to enroll their child in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library every year from age 0-5! Children enrolled in the program receive 1 Pre-K level book each month during the school year, literacy-building resources for caregivers, and a handwritten card on their birthday!

Bookend

$600/yr

Your gift will provide 12 new books to every child in an elementary school classroom each school year. Research has shown that access to 12 books (1 for every week of the summer) can be instrumental in curbing summer learning loss. 

Pageturner

$1,000/yr

Your gift will fund a community engagement opportunity, including high-interest books for 50+ children through the BFK Bookmobile. 

Co-author

$5,000/yr

Your gift will provide a summer’s worth of new books for all K-2 students in one elementary school. The years leading up to 3rd grade are critical for new readers, and research has shown that access to 12 books (1 for every week of the summer) can be instrumental in curbing summer learning loss.

Bookworm

$2,500/yr

Help an entire grade keep reading all summer long! Whether it’s kindergarten, fifth grade, or somewhere in between, your gift of $2,500 will provide summer reading for an entire grade-level at a school of your choice (based on existing sponsorships). 

Literary Luminary

$12,500/yr

​​Want to make a big difference in a simple, lasting way? Sponsor a school. A gift of $12,500 provides every single student in that school with 12 books and a tote bag to carry them home. Based on existing sponsorships, you can designate your gift to benefit a specific school. 

Make a lasting impact in your community today!

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Partnering with BFK

At Books for Keeps, we believe in collaboration and approach partnerships with our core values in mind. 

 

Integrity - We promise to be good stewards of your time and resources because it’s the right thing to do. 

 

Belonging - There’s always space at our table, and we actively appreciate anyone and everyone who chooses to join us in this work. 

Connection - We are committed to our people. We are eager to continue learning about the needs of our stakeholders and believe that vulnerability builds community. 

Enthusiasm - We love what we do! Because at our core, we believe that books can be used as gateways to lifelong learning boundless possibilities for every person, regardless of their life circumstances.

Event Spotlight: Annual Community Book Fair

Each year, Books for Keeps hosts a Community Book Fair for the Athens community and beyond, during which we open our warehouse to the public. Every guest is invited to browse and take home up to 100 free, gently-used books to help expand book access in their homes, classrooms, and communities. All BFK Sponsors will be recognized during this event, with specific acknowledgement processes outlined below based on sponsorship level.

In 2022, over 2,000 people visited the Community Book Fair, representing 60 counties and 7 states. We are proud to shout out our sponsors across this huge platform!

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Service Opportunities for Sponsors

In addition to partnering with Books for Keeps to provide book access and literacy support throughout our community, we also invite our sponsors to see your dollars in action! Opportunities to engage with our work include: 

  • Group or individual volunteer opportunities in the Books for Keeps Warehouse, our center for book collection and distribution

  • Group or individual volunteer opportunities during our Spring Book Distributions, our flagship program that provides elementary students with a chance to “shop” for 12 books of their choice to take home for the summer

  • Individual volunteer opportunities as a Literacy Mentor, a once-weekly commitment during the school year to support a 2nd or 3rd grader with reading 

  • Host the BFK Bookmobile at your office for a chance to meet our team, explore our literacy resources, and take home a few free books from our donated collection! 

  • Host a BFK Book Drive for your team, clients, and community with support from our team - all  collected items will be shared with the community via BFK’s community events.

Getting Started

Ready to invest in growing literacy in our communities? Use the button below to submit your organization’s information and become a sponsor today!

Still have questions? Reach out to our Director of Development & Communications, Kelsey Ripley at kelsey@booksforkeeps.org for more information and to discuss your giving interests.

Your Impact

This work would not be possible without the businesses, community groups, and individuals that choose to support literacy for all as a sponsor. We appreciate you so much!

Click to read the 2023 Sponsor Impact Report. 

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