Spotlight on Charity: BOOKS-A-GO-GO

BOOKS-A-GO GO is a 501c3 international nonprofit organization that collects used and new children’s books to gives to children from low-income families.   These books are distributed through schools and organizations that support these children.  Since its inception in 2007 by Deercreek resident, Betty Metz, BOOKS-A-GO GO has given out over 800,000 books to needy children in the US and abroad.

Books are necessary in the home for children to improve their literacy, to develop a love of reading and to experience the world through books.  BOOKS-A-GO GO is run by volunteers and operates out of the Duval County Teacher Supply Depot, so 100% of all donations are used directly for the purchase of books and their distribution. Thousands of books are given out each month, so any book donated is welcomed and needed.  The DWA will have a children’s book drive for BOOKS-A-GO GO from September 6-19.  The focus is on gently used and new books for PreK through 5th grade. For this drive, you can also include books for older children, activity books, kid’s magazines, and even half used coloring books.  All are needed and much appreciated!  A collection bin will be placed at the DCC Guardhouse.  Books can also be dropped off at the home of Natalie Jackson at 10135 Deercreek Club Road.

If you would be interested in being a BOOKS-A-GO GO volunteer, we can always use help with sorting donated books by grade level and with monthly distributions to teachers at the Duval County Teacher Supply Depot.

For further information on BOOKS-A-GO GO, please contact Natalie Jackson at 519-5802.