“Without the Children’s Book Bank I wouldn’t be able to help my little brother with his reading.”
“My children always have a book in their hand. At night when I turn off the light I hear, ‘one more page, please!’ They are reading so much even at lunch time. They are really into reading.”
You can put books into the hands of Toronto children who need them by supporting the Children’s Book Bank. Too many children do not have access to their own books but your financial support can provide them with the joys of reading and book ownership!
Ways to Donate
(Tax receipts will be issued for all donations over $20)
1) Online at Canada Helps:
2) Phone us to donate with your credit card: 416-922-7323
3) Mail a cheque payable to “The Children’s Book Bank” to:
The Children’s Book Bank
350 Berkeley Street
4) For information on how to donate shares, please contact us.
5) Other ways to donate:
We have a partnership with ECHOage, a birthday party website that helps kids give to charity while getting great gifts. The birthday boy or girl gets to choose any birthday gifts they want AND make a donation to The Children’s Book Bank. Visit ECHOage.com for more information.
When you do your online shopping through www.shopforacause.ca a percentage of your purchase can be directed to The Children’s Book Bank.
The Children’s Book Bank is privately funded by individuals, foundations and corporations. Funds donated to The Children’s Book Bank are used to cover costs of operation, in particular the rent and operating costs of 350 Berkeley Street. Because we are a recycling organization, we typically do not purchase books with our funds.
“The Book Bank is like a wonderland made out of books. Its filled with nice people to help you find the books you like…It is a beautiful place…. Also, there are donors who donate to the Book Bank so children can learn about the world. The Book Bank is the best place to learn and enjoy and get smart.”
We welcome donations of gently-used, high quality children’s books. Dictionaries are also welcome. Books may be dropped off during our hours of operation.
We cannot accept donations of:
- adult books or novels
- young adult books or novels
- books published more than ten years ago
- school or text books
- discarded school or library books
- damaged books
The Children’s Book Bank endeavors to use all donated books. Donated books that are unsuitable for our customers are donated to local agencies and organizations or are recycled. Please help us by limiting donations of books to gently-used children’s books. If you would like to run a book drive on our behalf, please contact us.