Books for Kids is an annual campaign to collect new children’s books to distribute to needy children, who would not otherwise have a chance to own a book of their own. The Books for Kids campaign has distributed close to 2.8 million books to needy children since it was established in 1995. In 2018 alone, over 75,000 books were collected. Books for Kids is sponsored by WGRZ Channel 2, The Buffalo News, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library and Wegmans.
Project FLIGHT is a not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting literacy in children and caregivers, through school and family literacy initiatives. Project FLIGHT’s mission is for all children to have access to reading materials and to live in literate environment.
Organizations that service children and community service organization lending libraries are eligible to receive books from Books for Kids. The drive runs from April 1 - April 30, 2019.
Join us for a live book drive at Wegmans, 5275 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville, Friday, April 12, 6:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Books can be dropped off at the following locations:
• Wegmans - All locations in Erie and Niagara Counties.
• Buffalo and Erie County Public Libraries - All locations.
• The Buffalo News, Washington & Scott Sts.
For more information on Books for Kids, contact (716) 858-8608. Mail monetary donations to: Project Flight, Books for Kids c/o Donations, 7954 Transit Rd, PMB205, Buffalo, NY 14221. Make checks payable to: Books for Kids/Project Flight.