Grow A Reader

Feed the Need to Read. 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 nourishing a child’s lifelong love of 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!

Arizona Central CU
Arizona Coyotes
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Century 21 AZF
Charles Schwab 2
CVL Consultants
Libraries LTD
Mountain America CU 2
Sunflower Bank
Steve Nash

We’re also grateful for our individual literacy champions!

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

Download our informational flyer to learn more about you can help feed the need to read.

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

Questions? Contact Annette Sutfin at 847-366-4034 or

Items purchased through this online donation cart are part of Southwest Human Development’s Grow A Reader Virtual Book Drive. Books will not be shipped to the donor. Funding collected through this online donation cart will be pooled to fund early literacy programs and purchase books for donation to Arizona children and families participating in Southwest Human Development programs like Raising A Reader, Reach Out and Read and Let’s Talk Dads. Questions? Contact Annette Sutfin at

Helping Arizona Children & Families

With your support we can do even more