Grow A Reader

Buy a Book. Grow a Reader.

It’s a staggering statistic — nearly 2 out of 3 children in low-income Arizona communities do not have a single children’s book to call their own.

When you donate books through the Grow a Reader program, you help address this need, help children and families foster a love for reading together and improve literacy among young children in our state.

Participating is easy:

Visit the Grow a Reader Virtual Book Drive page here.

Click on the books you love and add them to your cart — or choose one of our convenient book bundles.

When you’re done, click the view cart/checkout button to finalize your donation.


Your donation helps set children up for success in school… and in life!  PLUS, Grow A Reader virtual book drive donations are also eligible for the dollar-for-dollar Arizona Charitable Tax Credit.  Thank you for your support!

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
Baby reading books
Girl holding book

Grow A Reader wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of local businesses who served as 2023’s Literacy Champions.

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

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 us at

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 us at

Helping Arizona Children & Families

With your support we can do even more