-Money raised and/or in-kind donations: $6490 in monetary donations and grants, and over 8,000 books donated.
- Number of people on your team and their roles:
Co-founders: Kyle and Brady Baldwin (we organize events, solicit donations, inspire volunteers and to make sure program remains high quality. We also handle publicity).
Adult Mentor: Barbara Mallon (encourages us with enthusiasm, writes letters of recommendation).
Major Teen Volunteers: Javier and Gerry Mendez, Montae Langston, Sarah and Lindsey Doolittle (Run events, recruit other volunteers).
Partners: Kiwanis Club of Fairfield and Suisun, Rotary Club, Center of the Book, The Storyteller (financial/in kind support), Fairfield-Suisun Library system.
* Please see our “Sponsors and Supporters page on our website (www.myownbook.net)for a complete list of our 75 supporters.
Grants won: Youth Venture , National Education Association , and Northern California Children’s Book Seller Association, Tide Foundation, Target.
We write to all the children book authors, illustrators and publishers that we can find on the web and ask for donations. We also speak to service clubs and tell them about our program in hopes that they will support it through book drives or donations. We write letters to the editor about our program, which has led to articles about it and donations. We also use unique events to draw attention and funding to our program. In addition, we’ve worked at developing a partnership with our library system to host events and promote our program while we promote reading.
Other non finance needs
We need volunteers. The more volunteers we have the more books we can give out. We need design help. We’d like to make t-shirts to better spread the word about our program. Our biggest non-book expense is copying- making copies of our bookplate and fliers. We’d love to partner with Staples!