Frequently Asked Questions

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. Our Kids Read is a 501c3 non-profit, recognized by the IRS as such. Any donation is 100% tax dedictble.

How can I donate to my local school?

There are a few ways to donate to you local school. You can make a material donation of books to Our Kids Read and we’ll incorporate that donation into a larger donation we make to the school of your choice (contact and we’ll send you a shipping container for your donation or arrange for freight if it’s a larger donation). Alternatively you can donate here and we can purchase the books, typically resulting in more books for your school given that we can take advantage of volume discounts to get bookls at a reduced cost.

Do you have book recommendations for my kids?

Absolutely! Send details regarding your child’s (or children’s) age(s), reading level(s), likes, dislikes, favorite sports, hobbies and our education team will come up with a customized recommendation. Send your request to

Do you donate non-English language books?

Yes! Almost half of the children in our program have Spanish-speaking households. Most of the books we donate are in English, but a portion are either English/Spanish and some are Spanish.

Are you a certified non profit?

Yes, Our Kids Read is a 501c3 non-profit organization, recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as such. All donations are therefore 100% tax deductible.

What cities do you currently serve?

We are currently partnered with schools and organizations in Atlanta, Laurel, Richmond, Seattle, Los Angeles, Long Island, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. But we’re open to doing more good work in your city! Send an e-mail to and we’ll let you know the timeline of starting work in your city.


Make a Dollar Donation

Donate a book, a classroom full of books or just a few dollars to support diversity in your local schools. As Our Kids Read is 100% volunteer funded, 91 cents out of every dollar goes to the book giving program.

Donate Diverse Books

Have gently used diverse books you'd like to donate to a child in our schools? We will send you a postage paid self-addressed media mailer for you to send the book to the Our Kids Read sorting depot for sterilization and distribution.