Fourth Annual Greater Hartford Holiday Book Drive

Thank You for Making Our Book Drive a Success!

Thanks to the many generous donors who supported the 2017 Greater Hartford Holiday Book Drive, at-risk preschool and elementary school students across Greater Hartford will have brand new books to call their very own.

All book donations will be given to at-risk students at Children’s Reading Partner’s participating schools and partner organizations. Financial contributions will be used to buy additional new books for students to read, keep and love.

Book Drive by the Numbers

  • More than 3,000 new and used books were collected during the drive, which ran from November 27 through December 18.
  • More than $1,100 was donated online to buy additional new books for at-risk students.
  • Five drop-off locations participated: Keller Williams Realty, Beth El Temple, Beth Sholom B'nai Israel, Congregation Beth Israel and The Emanuel Synagogue.
  • Three organizations - the Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy, the Mandell JCC Early Childhood Center and Hoffman SummerWood - donated additional books.