With a donation of $20,000 to Access Books Bay Area, your company can become the sole funder of an entire school project.
What your funds provide
As a corporate sponsor funding an entire project at this level, your funds would provide:
- Books! Over 1,000 brand new, hardcover library-quality, engaging books for the school library, usually costing between $10-$20 per book.
- Library processing for those books — labels and digital records — without which donated books often go unused in underfunded and understaffed libraries.
- Material items to create a comfortable reading space in the library. Depending on the needs of the school, these often include a colorful reading rug, a comfortable librarian chair for read-alouds, small reading couches, and other comfortable reading furniture for kids to spend time in the library and read.
As a school sponsor, your company also gets the chance to be involved hands-on by providing volunteers for the project day, usually a Saturday from 9am-2pm. Volunteers help to put processing labels on books, sort and stamp donated used books for classrooms, and paint colorful reading-related murals inside the library.
Due to COVID concerns and limits on on-campus volunteering right now, we are currently holding project day book processing and painting events off campus in outdoor locations, and offering murals on large scale canvases painted by our volunteers under the guidance of our art director. We anticipate that coming into the spring with the emergency approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11, and then full approval in the summer, that we will be back to in-person events on school campuses in the 2022-2023 school year.
School level sponsors are featured on the front page of our website, and are recognized on our social media and in feature articles on our blog. Some school level sponsors also choose to maintain an ongoing relationship with Access Books Bay Area, sponsoring a school project each school year.