Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is our biggest program. IL Books are a gift to the child, who owns them and whose name is on the mailing label. There is no cost to their families.
That's because The BBBP pays Imagination Library books and mailing costs monthly for children we register. Even at the low-low book-and-postage cost of $2.11, it adds up. Still, just $25 covers one year's delivery of new, excellent books for a child; $130 covers five years.
Retail cost for the 60 excellent Imagination Library books would be around $500 -- not including delivery.
Priceless, and not available on any shelf: the excitement of a child when their gift book arrives in the mail.
Give a cash donation
Any level of support is greatly appreciated, whether one-time or recurring. Imagination Library invoices are growing as we register more children; at $2.11 per child/per book, even small monthly donations help ensure we can confidently continue to grow our IL program.
Donate $300 or more and receive a "Thank You" tote bag!
Canvass, cotton. 18" wide x 15" tall - excluding handles.
Lend us Your Skills
Time can be as valuable as dollars when it comes to supporting early literacy in Berkeley. Consider volunteering with us:
We've been lucky to have the generous support of numerous businesses from a wide range of backgrounds. If you or your business support early literacy, please consider us for fundraisers and other community events.
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You can make a difference just by doing your day-to-day shopping. By going to smile.amazon.com each time you shop, Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to The Berkeley Baby Book Project.