As of November 12, 2018, we have collected a total of 650 diverse books that have been generously donated from our friends, family and the general public. Book donations have been received from people within the United States, Ireland and United Kingdom. Our highest individual donation to date has been 49 books from a very generous author, Asia Citro who wanted a copy of her book to be sent to each of our remaining 49 states. We also had a small business owner who makes multicultural jigsaw puzzles for kids donate puzzles to each of our remaining states. Thank you, Puzzle Huddle!
So far we've donated and shipped books to eleven different states! Soon we’ll be shipping out our next bundle of 50 books to an organization in the states of Oregon and Texas.
Most recently, Hachette Book Group committed to donating a whopping 800 books to help support our project. 800 books = 16 states! We are so thrilled and can’t wait to receive and share the books shortly after the Thanksgiving break.
We have collected $280 in monetary donations of our $3,000 goal from our Go Fund Me page. Our overall goal is $3,000 to help pay for the cost of shipping books 50 at a time to each state. On average, shipping costs (including postage (media rate), packing tape and boxes) averages about $20-$40 per state (depending on how far the books are being shipped). Any additional money collected will be used to purchase new or gently used books in the event we are having trouble reaching our goal for any given state.