Submitted by crosswicks on

Jadon Baer, a student at Temple B'nei Abraham in Bordentown, is organizing a book drive for his Bar Mitzvah project, for The Bridge of Books Foundation. Operating as a 501(c)(3), the organization’s mission is to provide an ongoing source of new and gently used books to underserved kids throughout New Jersey to support literacy efforts and encourage a love of reading. The organization's name comes from the belief that a book, like a bridge, can take a child to new places - today in his or her imagination and tomorrow through literacy skills!

We are looking to collect:

  • New and gently used books for kids under eighteen
  • If a book makes sounds, it must work
  • If a book has parts, it must be complete

We are not looking to collect:

  • Adult books, textbooks, encyclopedias, coloring books, used work books or magazines
    One exception – Bridge of Books will accept parenting books!

A collection box will be placed inside the front door
from September 23 to October 7.

Please be a part of these efforts to bring the world and all its possibilities to New Jersey’s at-risk children through books. Thank you for giving the gift of literacy!