KCP-at-CATfavicon Young people like to read. But they need access to good books, all the time.

Founded in 2011, the Kindle Classroom Project promotes the joy and power of reading by providing Kindles and good books to high school students in the San Francisco Bay Area.

There have been 1,860 Kindles and 1,397 ebooks donated so far. Thank you, Donors! Here are some ways you can help out!

1. Donate money for books!

The most important part of the program is ensuring that students have access to books they want to read. When a student requests a book, I buy it immediately. For each $10 you donate, a student gets a new book to read. Even better: The book becomes a permanent part of the Kindle Library, available to all students. And the book lasts forever, never getting lost or worn.

amazon-giftcard-buttonDonate an Amazon gift card! The form is easy. Choose an amount and enter kindleclassroomproject at gmail dot com as the recipient. Please leave your name and email address in the message box so I can thank you! 100% of your gift goes to honor student book requests.

Donate via PayPal. If you don’t have an Amazon account, you can make a donation via PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account. Note: PayPal charges a 3% fee for donations, so 97% of your gift goes to honor student book requests.

2. Donate an item from our wishlist!

Head on over to the KCP wishlist to donate Kindles, cases, chargers, and other items to encourage students to read all the time. (Important: Be sure to leave your email in the message box so I can thank you!) Your gift will be shipped automatically to the right place!


 3. Make a lasting difference!

Sustaining donors have helped the Kindle Classroom Project grow and flourish. Would you like to become a sustaining donor? There are two ways. The first is Amazon Allowance, which lets you automatically send a recurring gift card. Here’s more information and a video about how to donate. 100% of your gift goes directly to students.


The other way is via PayPal. Choose a level below (Book Lover, Bibliophile, Bibliomaniac, Bookworm) that feels comfortable to you. 97% of your gift goes directly to students.

Promote reading: Become a sustaining donor of the Kindle Classroom Project!

4. Donate your Kindle!

When you donate a Kindle, you’re giving a young person 24-hour-a-day access to a library of hundreds of excellent books. If you have a Kindle sitting around and you’re not sure what to do with it, please donate it to a student!

5. Follow the project & tell your friends!

The larger the community, the stronger the impact! Follow the Kindle Classroom Project on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

I also challenge you to sign up for the KCP’s monthly newsletter (here is the latest issue) and register for the new website.

Now might not be the right time for you to make a donation, but maybe you know a friend or family member who would like to help out. Share this page via email or your favorite social network. Get the word out about the KCP!

Thank you so much for contributing to my students and their reading lives! I am very grateful. Let me know if you have any questions. favicon



  1. Henry Richards

    I have upgraded to Kindle Fire and have Kindle3 w/ wireless to give to you. It’s in perfect condition with nice red leather cover and charger. I have cleared my collection and de-registered so it’s ready to go. I also have two (2) computers which I no longer use. They are both towers running Windows XP os…. one is a Gateway 710XL and one is a custom build (very powerful). I need to delete my personal stuff from Gateway, but otherwise they are ready. How would I get these big guys to you if you are interested?

  2. Mark Isero

    Maria just donated *Forged By Fire* (via my students’ Amazon wishlist). Thank you very much, Maria! I wish I could send you a thank-you letter, but I don’t have your mailing address. If you’d like one, please email me. Thanks again.

  3. Michelle Hubert

    I have three kindles that my kids no longer use. Two of them don’t work and one is quite slow. Do you refurbish them? Would they be worthy your time to mail them to you? I have cleaned out my office and would really like them gone! I would love it if someone could get some use out of them.

    • Mark Isero

      Thanks, Michelle! If the screens aren’t broken, then yes, I can probably refurbish them! I’ll send you an email with more details. Thank you very much for thinking of the KCP and my students!

  4. David

    Hey Mark,

    I have an old (5yrs) Kindle and would like to donate it to the KCP. However, I know that old stuff isn’t always very useful and that kids don’t like hand-me-downs. Lord knows I didn’t like hand-me-downs when I was a kid but that was because I mainly got clothes and they always smelled (but that is another story). If they don’t smell, are hand-me-down Kindles useful to the KCP?

    • Mark Isero

      Hey David! The KCP is all about hand-me-downs! Your Kindle is likely the Kindle 2 or Kindle Keyboard, and those are both extremely popular among the students. I’ll email you with next steps. Thank you for being a supporter of the program!

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