Grow A Reader

Pick A Flower. Buy A Book. Grow A Reader.

Nearly 2 out of 3 children in low-income communities don’t have a single children’s book to call their own.


When you purchase books for donation from our online shopping cart, you’re planting the seed to help a child develop a lifelong love for reading. You are more than an early literacy advocate, you are a life changer.

Grow A Reader virtual book drive donations are also eligible for a dollar-for-dollar Arizona Charitable Tax Credit!

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Support early childhood literacy in virtual meetings! If you’re using Zoom for virtual meetings, show your support for early childhood literacy with our children’s book-themed Zoom backgrounds. Download backgrounds and read how to use them here: Grow A Reader Zoom Book Backgrounds


Support us on Facebook by adding a Grow A Reader frame to your profile picture! Just click here.

Grow A Reader wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our favorite local businesses that have teamed up for this month-long drive to help Arizona kids!

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Is your company or group interested in hosting a virtual book drive?

Download our information sheet to learn more about getting involved with Grow A Reader!

Incentives for fundraising include team-building opportunities such as Little Free Libraries and Reading Buddies.

Questions? Contact Annette Sutfin at (602) 633-8416 or

Books purchased through the Grow A Reader campaign are not delivered to the purchaser. Funds donated through the online shopping cart are pooled to purchase books at discounted rates and are distributed to families in need who participate in Southwest Human Development’s early literacy programs like Raising A Reader and Reach Out and Read.

Helping Arizona Children & Families

With your support we can do even more