For Patients and Families
Reach Out and Read accepts both new and gently used book donations. New book donations for children under five years old are distributed during well-child visits by physicians. All other donations are placed in our waiting rooms for all Primary Care families to take home.
Gently used books must be clean and intact. We can not accept used coloring books, books that are dirty, scribbled on, missing pages, ripped, or contain religious themed, adult themed, racist, sexist or violent content. Please click on the link below to see some suggested book titles.
To make a book donation, please call or email Christopher Alexander at 617-355-4690.
Book donations can also be mailed to:
CHPCC/Reach Out and Read
ATTN: Christopher Alexander
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 01225
Reach Out and Read also accepts monetary donations to help with the cost of providing approximately 5000 brand new books each year to our young patients.
To make a monetary donation to Reach Out and Read, please contact the Children's Trust at 617-355-6890.
2011 Book Donations
During 2011, there were:
- 5,339 brand new books distributed at well-child visits
- 4,549 new books donated
- 9,922 used books donated
Despite all of these generous donations, we can still go weeks with no books to distribute to the 14,000 patients who come through Primary Care multiple times each year. Every donation is appreciated no matter how big or small so please give today!