Give A Child A Book


'Give a child a book' donation bins placed at North Island Credit Union banks

Donations accepted from August 1 – 31
If you give a child a book
Posted at 12:53 PM, Jul 26, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-03 18:23:59-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — To create an ample supply of reading possibilities, North Island Credit Union is conducting a book drive, requesting donations of new books for local children.

The book drive is being conducted in partnership with the Scripps Howard Fund, and ABC 10News as part of its “If You Give a Child a Book” childhood literacy campaign.

From August 1 through August 31, community members are encouraged to drop off new books to any of its branch locations in San Diego County. Donated books should be appropriate for kindergarten through elementary school students.

All books will be given to students attending Title 1 schools in San Diego County.

Why does this book drive matter?

“This campaign will get books directly into the hands of children who need them most, helping address the literacy gap in our communities and providing the resources to support reading outside the classroom," said North Island Credit Union CEO Steve O’Connell.

The “If You Give a Child a Book“ campaign has distributed more than 500,000 books since its launch in 2016.

Drop-off locations

  • 7968 El Cajon Blvd, La Mesa, CA
  • 2550 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA
  • 9119 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA
  • 9420 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA
  • Naval Air Base, Saufley St Bldg. 318, San Diego, CA
  • 10549 Scripps Poway Pkwy, San Diego, CA
  • 45 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA
  • 5898 Copley Dr, San Diego, CA
  • 1101 Palm Ave, Imperial Beach, CA
  • 884 Eastlake Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA
  • 301 Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA