The Books to Dreams creed is that we "never ask for anything." Every donation has been freely given. We do not solicit or request contributions or volunteers. This allows us to use most of our effort and energy to get books into the hands of the children. All connections are made through "word of mouth." We are most grateful for the success of this "grass roots" approach. Thank you to everyone who has contributed in some way. BTD always needs and greatly appreciates monetary donations.
Books to Dreams, Inc. has been fortunate to receive support in the form of:
Individuals and Organizations wishing to contribute to Books to Dreams, Inc. are encouraged to contact us. Books to Dreams, Inc. is a 501(3)c Non-profit Organization founded in 1996.
For book donations, here is a very important suggestion that we hope you appreciate. We would like to let you know that quality is more important than quantity regarding donated books at this time. When a child in need receives a NEW book, that child feels special. When a child in need receives a NEW book, that child understands that reading and books must be important. Most of the time, these children receive used, old, discarded and sometimes broken things.
Since BTD strives to promote literacy, our philosophy is to give our very best books to these deserving and grateful children in need. So, rather than collecting hundreds of worn, possibly torn books that BTD CANNOT USE, please consider collecting fewer, but NEW or LIKE NEW books. That would be the best! For school collections, you might suggest that students bring in new or like new copies of their all-time favorite books. Each child doesn't need to bring many for the collection to grow.
State funding for Books to Dreams has gone, but BTD is still very successful. The director works more than full time as a volunteer. It is most time consuming to sort books into acceptable and not acceptable categories. Since BTD now provides books to over 130 children's organizations helping children in need (including shelters), BTD chooses to spend time in the ways that get the most books into the hands of the most children in need as possible.
If your Connecticut based non- profit program for children in need would like to receive books for your literacy program, contact us.
Books to Dreams, Inc. is a 501(3)c Non-profit Organization founded in 1996