LITERACY ACROSS HARLEM BOOK DRIVES
Totally Equity Now organizes two volunteer-led Literacy Across Harlem book drives each a year. Since July 2012, we have collected and distributed close to 15,000 new and like-new books in partnership with local small businesses, nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, faith-based institutions, and individual community members. Book recipients include families living in Harlem-based homeless shelters, formerly incarcerated women with young children, and victims of domestic violence.
It’s simple: we help Harlemites share literacy resources with other Harlemites so that our entire community can enjoy the invaluable gift of reading . . . and grow together.
6TH ANNUAL LITERACY ACROSS HARLEM HOLIDAY BOOK DRIVE
DECEMBER 6-15, 2017
Total Equity Now has teamed up with the amazing book-donation-site partners below to help Harlemites give the gift of reading this holiday season!
1619 Amsterdam Ave. (at 140th)
1230 5th Ave. (between 104th and 105th)
503 W. 145th St. (between Broadway and Amsterdam)
180 W. 135th St. (between 7th and Lenox)
121 St. Nicholas Ave. (at 116th)
1942 Amsterdam Ave. (at 156th)
525 W. 120th St. (between Broadway and Amsterdam)
Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis – Zankel Hall, Room 212
Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs – Zankel Hall, Room 128
160 Convent Ave. (at 138th), Marshak Science Building, Room 106
91 Claremont Ave. (between 120th and 122nd), Gift Shop
PAST HOLIDAY BOOK DRIVES
During our 5th Annual Literacy Across Harlem Holiday Drive, in 2016, our all-volunteer team collected, sorted, and delivered 2,343 new and like-new books in time for the holidays!
Media Coverage of Our Holiday Book Drives:
“Literacy Across Harlem Holiday Book Drive opens for the season”
Excerpt: “The love of literature that fueled the Harlem Renaissance and inspired great works of art in the 1920s and ’30s is alive and well and being recaptured as the first Literacy Across Harlem Holiday book drive gets under way. Customers in cafes, bakeries and bookstores, and visitors to three uptown community boards are being urged to donate new and “like-new” books that will be distributed as Christmas gifts to the neighborhood’s neediest kids and families.”