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 1,750 Kindles and 1,027 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.
– Donate 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.
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!
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.