Wanted: New & Gently-Used Books for Babies and Toddlers (Newborn to Age 5)

We are always in need of books, or donations to purchase books, for our literacy SEEDS to READ program for preschool inner city children. If you would like to organize a book drove at your school, church or service organization we would greatly appreciate this.

  1. Call SVDP at 216 696-6525 x 3560 and let us know when you’d like to hold your book drive.  We can email you one page “announcements” that you can reproduce and change as needed.

  2. Choose a collection place where donated books can be received.

  3. Publicize your drive to all potential donors in your service area. Be clear about date, times and donation place.

  4. When drive is finished place books in cartons and wait a week for late book arrivals before delivering.

  5. Please call Mr. Nate Sabol at our Woodland pantry at 216-391-7231 to make sure someone is there to receive the books.
    Be sure to furnish us with our organization name, contact person and mailing address so we can send a proper “thank you”.

    The pantry is at 6001 Woodland Ave in the ground floor of the Carl B. Stokes Multi Service Center.