Literacy Leads to Brighter Futures.
Everyone Deserves That Opportunity.
Every year, we give thousands of free books to foster care, homeless, and low-income teens throughout Los Angeles County. We not only teach literacy skills, we create the intrinsic motivation to read.
How you can help create brighter futures:
Donate to The Book Truck
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to help us improve the futures of teens with low literacy, you can make a one-time OR a recurring donation through PayPal.
Volunteer at Literacy Events
Our teen literacy events are staffed almost exclusively by teen volunteers. If you have a teen (or a group of teens), who would be interested in volunteering with us, connect with us.
Apply for a Literacy Event
We visit and distribute books to teens at large events at Los Angeles, California area Title 1 schools and other youth organizations for underserved teens, especially foster youth.
– Jonathan M.
Upcoming Literacy Events
3RD ANNUAL READ-A-THON December 8th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm It's time to start getting ready for The Book Truck's 3RD ANNUAL Read-a-thon!! This year we have some really exciting news!! An anonymous donor has offered to match ALL donations dollar for dollar up to...
Safe Place for Youth Literacy Event December 17th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm at S.P.Y.'s Access Center We are joining in a holiday celebration for members of Safe Place for Youth. This organization seeks to inspire, nurture and empower the resilient human spirit of...
Wilmington Book Festival Literacy Event September 28th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at The Banning Residence Museum Middle and high school students are invited to select free books with the help of trained peer volunteers during this community celebration of literacy....