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 helping to get books into the hands of children who need them the most.


By participating in Southwest Human Development’s Grow A Reader virtual book drive, 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!

Boy pointing at book
Baby holding book
Girl holding book
Baby reading books

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!


Is your business interested in joining the Grow A Reader campaign?

Download our business information sheet to learn more.

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