Get Involved

Holiday Book Drive

BRIGHTEN THE HOLIDAYS BY SHARING THE GIFT OF READING!

 

Join Childsplay and Southwest Human Development’s Reach Out and Read program to help brighten the holidays with a donation of new or gently-used books! Tempe Center for the Arts will serve as a drop-off location throughout the run of A Year with Frog and Toad, Nov. 15 – Dec. 27, 2015. Simply bring your book with you to a performance and drop it in the big red wagon to help make a difference in a child’s life.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DONATE?

 

We gladly accept:

  • New or gently-used books with covers and pages intact, clean and readable 
  • Books suited for children ages birth to 5 

 

Unfortunately, we cannot accept:

  • Tattered books with dirty, ripped or missing covers and pages
  • Books with religious content or sensitive issues like divorce, abuse or death

 

Financial donations can be made online at swhd.org/give.

 

Recommended Book List >

 

ABOUT THE REACH OUT AND READ PROGRAM

 

Southwest Human Development’s Reach Out and Read program promotes early literacy by bringing new books and information about the importance of reading aloud into the pediatric exam room. Reach Out and Reach targets children who are growing up in poverty and often at risk for reading and school failure.

 

Southwest Human Development, Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development, brought Reach Out and Read to Maricopa County in 1997. The program currently serves more than 70 pediatric clinics and distributes nearly 90,000 age-appropriate books to low-income children and their families each year.

 

To learn, please more visit, swhd.org/ReachOutAndRead.

 

DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

 

Tempe Center for the Arts

700 W Rio Salado Pkwy

Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 350-2829

Hours: Tues-Fri, 10am–5pm; Sat, 11am–5 pm

 

Southwest Human Development

2850 N 24th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85008

(602) 266-5976

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am–5pm