The Roads to Reading Literacy Initiative is a nonprofit organization that donates new books and educational resources to schools, non-profits, and childcare centers serving children in need, from birth to age 16. Please read our donation guidelines here.

Why Do I Need To Register

The Roads to Reading Literacy Initiative (RTRLI) makes new, high-quality reading materials available to schools, non-profits, and childcare centers like yours thanks to corporate and private donors.

We take our promise to our donors very seriously. So, by registering, you’re giving us the information we need to ensure that the books we are donating reach organizations that serve children with the greatest need.

The Roads to Reading Literacy Initiative does not share your personal information.


Important Notice: The Roads to Reading Literacy Initiative will not be accepting unsolicited book donation requests for the 2021-2022 grant-making year. Our book donations will be restricted to local organizations in the greater Boston area that will be selected by our Program Director.

    Name of your organization

    Name of the program

    First Name Last Name
    Your Title
    Address City
    State Zip Code

    Contact Number

    Email address


    Please select an option that best describes the population your organization serves:

    At least 85% of the children I serve come from low-income families
    I am a home childcare provider or daycare center in an underserved community
    I am a teacher, school employee or representative of a private or public school in an underserved community
    We are a community center, afterschool program or non-profit

    Tell us about your organization/program and your role in the organization

    Example: I am the Director of an after-school program that provides tutoring for 4th and 5th grade struggling readers. Our program is located on the school grounds of A. B. Tibby Elementary school; we serve 40 to 70 children per year for the last 5 years.

    What are your planned uses for the books? Please explain in four sentences

    How long has your organization been in existence?

    How long has your programming been in existence?

    Does your organization have a 501(c)3 Tax Exempt Status issued by the Internal Revenue Service?

    If yes, what is that number?

    Which of the following best describes your organization?
    Day Care Center
    Private or Public school
    Private, Public or School library
    After School Program or Community Center

    Do you receive support from any of the following organizations?
    First Book
    Reach Out and Read
    United Way

    Please estimate how many children you serve broken down by age:

    0 - 3 years 4 - 8 years 9 - 12 years Young adults

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    Please allow up to three weeks to have your registration request reviewed. We will respond to each registration request by email within the three week time-frame. Thank you for your interest in the Roads to Reading Literacy Initiative.

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