Opportunity Details

Food, Hunger & Homelessness, Children & Youth
Families, Low-income communities

Age Minimum (with Adult): 13+, Minimum Age:13+

MLK Day Book Donations

MLK Day 2021 Operation D.R.E.A.M.  (Dedicated Readers Excel And Motivate)

Project begins January 18, 2021 and ends February 19, 2021.

In observance of MLK Day and wishing to bring forth Dr. Martin Luther King’s message of freedom, equality, justice and love, CVNL is coordinating a community service project with a goal of giving 500 North Bay children and youth the gift of books to nourish their minds and the gift of snacks to nourish their bodies.

We are requesting your support by donating new books (at any level -- elementary, middle school or high school), or donating gift certificates to purchase new books. The themes of the books should reflect Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's key wishes for humanity, such as equality and peace. Each bag of gifts will contain approximately $25 worth of books. How many gift bags can you help to make?

Ways to help with book donations: 

  • Order new books from bookstores and ship to one of CVNL's offices (addresses below).
  • Gift cards are a great way to participate in the program from the safety and comfort of your home. Send North Bay bookstores' gift cards by mail or email to CVNL so our staff can purchase books on your behalf (addresses below). 

Don't know where to start? Check out these booklists
Black Caucus Members book list
Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners
NAA Read In book list
Napa Book Mine Anti-Racist reading list
Ashay By The Bay's book list

Want to shop local?
In collaboration with Ashay By The Bay, you can purchase books in person through their website 
here. When you fill out the online form, please be sure to include the name of manager in the County you are donating to! Their names and addresses are listed below. 

Don't forget to include your county specific event code below when you checkout! This is to ensure your donation will land in the hands of a child in your county and you will get free shipping!
Marin: CVNL-SANRAF
Napa: CVNL-NAPA
Solano: CVNL-FRFLD
Sonoma: CVNL-SANRO


Where to Donate

Marin County: 
Send virtual gift cards to Elaine Tokolahi 
etokolahi@cvnl.org
Mail to: 
Volunteer Services
CVNL
65 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 101
San Rafael, CA 94903


Napa County: 
Send virtual gift cards to Jim Tomlinson 
jtomlinson@cvnl.org
Mail to:

Volunteer Services
CVNL
433 Soscol Ave., A-100
Napa, CA 94559

Solano County: 
Send virtual gift cards to Rhonda Rochon Smith 
rsmith@cvnl.org
Mail to: 
Solano Volunteers
CVNL
675 Texas Street, Suite 6503
Fairfield, CA 94533

Sonoma County: 
Send virtual gift cards to Jessica Grace-Gallagher 
jgrace-gallagher@cvnl.org
Mail to: 

Volunteer Services
CVNL
153 Stony Cir., #100
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Are you a student in need of community service hours? Start a community book drive! See our How to Self Report Hours Here. Also be sure to email CVNL documentation of your drive such as a picture of your drive, marketing materials, and how long it took place.

 
Are you planning on participating in MLK Day of Service 2021? Don't forget to snap a few photos and share with us! Use your phone's camera on the QR code below, or click the image to go to our form where you can upload your beautiful photos.
CVNL & AmeriCorps would love to see photos of you:  
1) Preparing your donations (example: creating bookmarks, notecards, or going to the book store to purchase books).
2) Donating items and shipping them to one of CVNL's offices!
We will be highlighting the best photos on our social media pages!
Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram:
CVNL - Facebook: @CVNL.BayArea, Instagram: @Capacity4Change
​Solano Volunteers - Facebook: @SolanoVolunteers, Instagram: @SolanoVolunteers
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Volunteers needed through 2/20/2021

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