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!

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

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

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
Beacon Pointe
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Bookmans 2
Century 21 AZF
Charles Schwab 2
Cornerstone
CVL Consultants
Digital Building Components
gm
Homesite
LaneTerralever
Libraries LTD
Mountain America CU 2
NB AZ
Rotary
Sonora Quest
State Farm Brad Siok
Steve Nash

We’re also grateful for our individual literacy champions!

Ann Tyburski • Colleen Flaherty • Erika Stevens • Terri Leach • Eliza Soto • Cruz Benavidez

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 asutfin@swhd.org.

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 asutfin@swhd.org.

Helping Arizona Children & Families

With your support we can do even more