100% of your gift puts books in kids' hands. Together, let's give EVERY Washington child the chance to read.
We accept donated books that are N.I.C.E.:
We only distribute brand-new books. A new book tells a child, “You are valuable.” Everyone deserves new books!
We accept books for children from birth through age 12. In other words, everything from books like The Very Hungry Caterpillar through books like A Wrinkle in Time.
Please make sure books are non-religious, non-holiday-themed, and appropriate. No tacit or overt endorsements of hatred, oppression, exclusion, or injustice.
You can drop off books at our office or order them online for delivery to our office (1130 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA 98117). Check out our wishlists at Bookshop (when you shop here, Page Ahead gets 10% of your purchase price back as a donation), PaperPie Learning (when you shop here, 50% of every purchase goes back to Page Ahead as more free books), or Amazon.
Please contact us to schedule your drop-off to ensure someone is at our office to meet you.
And remember that we only accept NEW books1; we do not have the office space or the personnel resources to manage used book donations, no matter what condition they are in, because we need to focus on our mission-based work around new books. If you have used books in good condition you’d like to donate somewhere, look into wonderful organizations like Mary’s Place (they accept children’s books published after 2015), Treehouse, Wellspring, KidVantage, and WestSide Baby, as well as Discover Books.
Or consider adding your gently loved kids’ books to the shelves of one of our Book Oasis Little Free Libraries! They are in Seattle book deserts where we know kids could use more access to books, and all community members are invited to participate.
We have curated wish lists of book titles by age and popularity with our young readers at Bookshop, PaperPie, and Amazon. When you order books online, please choose to have them shipped directly to our office at: 1130 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA 98117.
1Please note that we require donated books to have catalog-in-publication data from the Library of Congress, which provides important metadata for shelving and categorizing books; this means that we cannot accept self-published titles.
Naming Page Ahead as a beneficiary in your will is a simple way to make a powerful impact on future generations. Find some example planned giving language in this PDF. You can also speak with your financial advisor about naming us in a living trust, insurance policy, or IRA.
A free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax-deductible donation and benefiting Page Ahead (AKA Books for Kids). Learn more about donating your vehicle here.
Donate to Page Ahead through your company’s online giving portal like YourCause, Benevity and others. Many will match your donation.
To mail a donation to Page Ahead, please print this page, fill it out, and mail it to:
1130 NW 85th St
Seattle, Washington 98117
Making a crypto donation to Page Ahead via Pledge.to is an easy, secure way to make a difference for kids. Your cryptocurrency will be converted to USD and you will receive a tax receipt from Pledge’s 501(c)3 Pledging Foundation, plus a BIG thank you from Page Ahead!
A Taste for Reading is our annual celebration of the power of literacy and joyful reading—and important fundraising event that supports our programs. Read about the 2023 luncheon here, and stay tuned for news about 2024!
Gifts of stock and securities provide a stable source of investment income for us. Your broker may transfer securities by wire directly to Page Ahead using the following account information.
To contact DA Davidson, reach out to Rachel Jones (425) 467-2242 or Jim Richards (425) 467-3412.
Or try it yourself at donatestock.com/pageahead.
|Account name||Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program|
|Account Number||6651 4934|
Page Ahead’s federal tax identification number is 91-1600084.