Thank you for considering a donation to WNDB!
On September 21, WNDB begins a four-week campaign to raise funds as part of A Community Thrives, a national fundraising program that supports community initiatives with grants up to $100,000. To qualify for these grants, WNDB must raise funds from our network.
As part of this campaign, we are raising $50,000 for WNDB In the Classroom. The WNDB In the Classroom program has donated over 19,000 books to schools and nonprofit organizations nationwide. Here’s what you can do to help:
What: Support WNDB In the Classroom with a gift of $5.00 or more
When: September 21 through October 16
Where: Donate online at WNDB A Community Thrives Donation page
Only online donations made via the link above will be counted toward our fundraising goal.
Now is the time to invest in helping a teacher or librarian bring diverse books to their students. We need your help to expand this program and share the love of books and reading with more students.
To make a donation to We Need Diverse Books, please click on the donate button above or click to donate here! WNDB is a 501(c)(3) corporation (tax ID 471786302) and your entire donation is tax deductible.
With your funds, we will be able to:
- Diversify our classrooms: WNDB in the Classroom is an initiative that will bring the opportunity to explore a diverse author’s book to a different classroom every month of the school year. Our vision is that classrooms will share their discussion about each diverse book on the web, meeting with authors at the end of the month either in person or via Skype to talk about their reading experience. Our goal is to bring diverse authors into the classrooms of the students who need to see them the most.
- Support diverse authors: Through our Walter Dean Myers Award & Grant program, “The Walter” will recognize outstanding diverse contributions by authors in Young Adult and Middle Grade literature, and provide funds to help develop new diverse authors and artists.
- Promote diverse programming: WNDB will continue to have a presence at conferences and festivals across the country, aiming to foster positive, honest, and constructive discussions on diversity and show people that a diverse book is just a good book that any child can enjoy.
Develop educational kits: In conjunction with School Library Journal and the American Booksellers Association, WNDB is creating educational kits to introduce teachers, librarians and booksellers to select diverse books.