How to Donate
Each year, Book’em places reading volunteers in dozens of classrooms in Nashville’s inner city and gives tens of thousands of books to underserved children. There is still so much more that needs to be done. Please consider donating money, books, or volunteer time and helping us spread the word about the great need in our city.
Every $2 provides a book to a child in need.
Checks may be mailed to:
161 Rains Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203-5330
Or scroll down to donate online using one of the buttons below.
You can give to Book’em through United Way, Combined Federal Campaign and Metro Employees’ Consolidated Charities Campaign.
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CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP opportunities are available. Contact Melissa Spradlin at email@example.com or (615) 255-1820 for more information.
Book Donations & Drives
We are always in need of donations of new, like-new, and very gently used children’s books - from board books to chapter books (ages 0-18). We are currently accepting donations at our temporary location Monday - Wednesday between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, through at least June 24th. Books may be brought to this location, MNPS Martin Professional Development Center, at 2400 Fairfax Ave. Nashville, TN 37212. Please park in the back parking lot off 24th Ave. and bring donations to the back doors of the building (loading area). There will be a sign on the door with our phone number for you to call when you arrive. Contact Book’em at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 255-1820 for more information.
Book drives are a fun way for groups to work together to do good in the Nashville community. Hold one in conjunction with an event or just for fun! Book drives can be done with your office, school, place of worship, team, civic group, club, family, neighborhood, or anywhere else you may be involved. Check out our resources below but feel free to have fun with it and make it your own! Thank you for helping us provide books to children who might otherwise have none.
Book Drive Resources
Please feel free to utilize the resources in the links below:
Donate Books Online
Share the joy of reading from the comfort of your home! Shop for books for youth ages 0-18 at Parnassus Books, Fairytales Bookstore, The Bookshop, or your favorite online source for children’s books and have them shipped to Book'em at 161 Rains Ave. Nashville, TN 37203. We welcome books of all types and topics, but feel free to check out our Amazon wish list for some of our favorites!
When shopping on Amazon, don't forget to shop at smile.amazon.com and select Book'em as your charity of choice - .5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to Book'em! Learn more about AmazonSmile here.