Grow A Reader

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

Thank you for picking a Grow A Reader flower from one of our favorite Valley businesses!


You’ve taken the first step in helping us grow young readers across Arizona! Your support helps Southwest Human Development’s Grow A Reader virtual book drive get books into the hands of children who need them the most.


There is only one book per 300 children in low-income neighborhoods, yet children living in upper- and middle-income areas have 13 books each.


Today, you are helping us change that!


Children without access to early literacy materials often face challenges as they enter school and prepare for their education. For families who struggle to make ends meet, purchasing new books simply does not compete with priorities like providing food, clothing and shelter. Reading books from widely-cherished childhood authors like Dr. Seuss is not a childhood right, but a privilege.


Help children in need experience your favorite childhood stories. When you purchase books 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 eligible for a dollar-for-dollar Arizona Charitable Tax Credit.

Visit our online shopping cart today to donate a book to a child in need!

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!

Questions? Contact Lisa Stratton at (602) 224-1759 or

Helping Arizona Children & Famillies

With your support we can do even more