During the COVID-19 crisis, with libraries and schools closed, Red Balloon is partnering with local teachers to get books to kids who can't afford to buy them. You can help us by donating below to Keep Kids Reading.
Red Balloon Bookshop is happy to give back to the community that supports us. Each year, we donate hundreds of books and gift cards. We also help schools and other organizations with fundraising efforts through our bookfairs and our Authors in Schools program.
Because we receive so many donation requests, we give priority to local non-profit organizations who have a customer connection to Red Balloon and are working to promote literacy and the love of reading with kids and teens. Please submit your donation request by dropping off or mailing in a letter detailing the organization, donation needs and your connection to Red Balloon Bookshop.
Requests may be sent to:
Red Balloon Bookshop
Attn: Donation Requests
891 Grand Ave.
St Paul, MN 55105
We will notify organizations that we have selected within one month of receiving your request.
Be an Angel - benefitting Reading Partners Twin Cities and Saint Paul Public Schools Project REACH
Be An Angel is proud to support Reading Partners Twin Cities and Saint Paul Public School's Project REACH.
Reading Partners mobilizes communities to provide students with the proven, individualized reading support they need to read at grade level by fourth grade. The program partners with under-resourced schools and engage volunteer reading partners to work one-on-one with students who struggle with reading for 45 minutes twice a week, following a structured, research-based curriculum. For more information about Reading Partners, visit their website.
Project REACH is a Saint Paul Public Schools shelter and street-based program that promotes the academic success and school stability of homeless children and youth. The program staff serve pre-K and school-age children who are in temporary housing situations. For more information about Project REACH, visit their website.