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Red Balloon Gives Back

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 Saint Paul Public Schools Project REACH
December, annually

SPPS Project REACHHelp us support Project REACH each December by donating a book to the "Be an Angel" program.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.

All donated books will go to children and teens in need. Red Balloon is proud to match the donations of our patrons.

Red Balloon kicks off our “Be an Angel” program each December with a Santa Storytime where children may select books for Santa to donate. Watch our event listings for the storytime date and time.

Learn more about Project REACH.