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Explore this page to find out some ways to donate money or books to Reading Ready Pittsburgh

$25 supports one child for one year of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library 


$110 enables us to purchase a new initial bookbag for one child and family


$250 covers a whole “refresher” set for a classroom: new books, bags, and blue library bags


$2,500 buys new Raising a Reader materials for an entire preschool classroom—a gift that will serve them for years to come.

Every contribution makes an enormous difference to us. Thanks to donors like you, Reading Ready Pittsburgh can help hundreds of families develop, practice, and sustain home literacy habits to ensure all children thrive.

Click here to donate via PayPal

Donations made by check should be

payable to Reading Ready Pittsburgh and mailed to:

Reading Ready Pittsburgh

PO Box 81111

Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Reading Ready Pittsburgh will gladly take your new and gently used children's books to give away in our bookstore!


It doesn't matter if it's one book or one thousand books, we will take them as long as they are in acceptable condition; not offensive in their language or depictions of people and cultures; and geared towards kids birth to 18.

Questions about donating?

Click here to email Kathy!

900+ children enrolled in Raising a Reader between

40 sites

 420 parents receive parenting facts and tips via text messages each month

Over 32,000 gently used books redistributed

13 libraries built 

Over 1,500 brand new

books gifted 

2,467 children receive a new book each month and 1000 graduated

Thank you for supporting Pittsburgh's youngest readers!
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