Connecting Book Lovers with Book Givers

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Connecting Book Lovers with Book Givers

Kids, Reading and Books

The idea for Wee Give Box came to me after talking to my friend, Nicole, about how excited her daughter, Alivia, is every time she receives a new book in the mail (from the free monthly book program she is enrolled in) and how she can't wait to read her new book with her mother.

Nicole wished there was a free book program in the town her cousin, a new first time mother, lived in.

Later that day I was putting a box of clothing in my car to donate to a national organization. I had originally boxed up the items to return to the online company I had purchased them from but found out I had missed their window for returns. 

Donate and Impact Locally 

I began to think what if there was a way for me to “return” the boxed items for free through the companies they were purchased from but as a donation.

An option to donate when I cannot “return”. Donate for free.

A donation that would benefit local children like Nicole's cousin's daughter with the gift of free books monthly. 

One in Four

I knew from personal experience that 1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read. Sometimes because of the lack of books in the home.

Book Givers

And that there were charities throughout the United States like Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and PJ Library and my own nonprofit free book program, First Library, that gave books to local preschool children monthly. 

But of the 24.3 million children in the United States under the age of 5, only about ONE MILLION of these children received a free book monthly due to the lack of funds.

Book Lovers

I thought what if there was an easy way to connect book lovers like myself with book givers and get books into hands of more children, many in need.

A way to easily coordinate the collection of new clothing donations to support the free monthly book programs in their town. 

It was then that I created “Wee Give Box”.  A BOX to help GIVE books to WEE ones!

Return and Regift

I began to speak and write to local and national businesses about offering an additional return option on their websites: a regifting option and placing a "Wee Give Box" card inside of every box they shipped offering their customers an easy way to “regift” other new items to support the nonprofit free monthly book program in their town.

Five for Wee 

I found out that the average woman has about $550.00 worth of unworn clothing and shoes in their closets. About five items that are unwanted and unreturnable or about a year's worth of children's books. 


AND SO IT BECAME MY MISSION TO TURN THESE NEW UNWANTED CLOTHING ITEMS INTO NEW NEEDED BOOKS.

Wee Keep Boxes Out Of Landfills Too!

 And since I was a life long recycler, I knew it should be part of Wee Give Box’s mission to recycle the boxes the donations came in. 


C. Tinger Goldberg 

Notes 

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support the opening and operation of local free monthly book programs like operation and openin of ion ng andon and/or establish free book programs in town's like benefit local children with the gift of books like Nicole’s cousin's daughter.

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That evening, after cleaning out her young daughter’s closet, she relayed the day’s events to her husband, expressing her frustration with models that required active fundraising on the part of parents. “It has to be something that parents need to do anyhow, like cleaning out your daughter’s closet, or…. LIKE CLEANING OUT YOUR DAUGHTER’S CLOSET! THAT’S WHAT WE SHOULD DO!” she cried.

And what about the other unreturnables too good to put in a big bin somewhere.

Or an option to ship the return articles as donations to local program that would benefit children in her town

Or “regift” it through the company instead of paying their restocking and shipping fees and claim the full amount of the item as a tax deductible donation

support the opening and operation of local free monthly book programs like operation and openin of ion ng andon and/or establish free book programs in town's like benefit local children with the gift of books like Nicole’s cousin's daughter.

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A donation that would benefit the children in her community she lived in a tangible and impactful way.

somehow to stay within her community and impact benefit

local children in a tangible way.

She, like me, knew the importance of early childhood literacy and the impact of reading books to children early and often.

She wished there was an easy way to donate her new, unworn clothes that would directly benefit children in her community.

She also didn't want her new things to get "lost" in a big bin.

With grown children she already knew the importance of early childhood reading and the need to get books into the hands of children early, and often.

Plus, she wanted the funds raised from her donations to stay in her community and benefit a cause she, like me, truly cared about: literacy, especially for young children.



Children registered in these free monthly book programs can receive up to 60 free, brand new, age-appropriate books at no cost or financial obligation to their families.

Parents are asked to read to their child daily.

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And only 1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read..

Children registered in these free monthly book programs can receive up to 60 free, brand new, age-appropriate books at no cost or financial obligation to their families.

Parents are asked to read to their child daily.

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That evening, after cleaning out her young daughter’s closet, she relayed the day’s events to her husband, expressing her frustration with models that required active fundraising on the part of parents. “It has to be something that parents need to do anyhow, like cleaning out your daughter’s closet, or…. LIKE CLEANING OUT YOUR DAUGHTER’S CLOSET! THAT’S WHAT WE SHOULD DO!” she cried.

I knew there were charities like Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and PJ Library who gave books to local preschool children (newborn to age 5) monthly.

And First Library™and First Library Plus™ (the nonprofit free book plus clothing and toy program I founded), whose programs, and the children they serviced, could greatly benefit from such donations.

She had originally boxed up the items to return to an online company but had missed their window for returns.

We were discussing a recent article about how the reading scores for forth graders across the United States were at an all time low and the possible reasons behind these findings.

I knew first hand how the lack of books and regular reading time in my home growing up had adversely affected my life and the lives of my siblings.

The idea for Wee Give Box came to me after a member of my book club told me she was gathering together some new, unworn clothing to donate to a national organization.

She had boxed up the items to return to the company but had missed the window for the store's returns.


through nonprofit book programs.+

Children registered in these free monthly book programs can receive up to 60 free, brand new, age-appropriate books at no cost or financial obligation to their families.

Parents are asked to read to their child daily.

+gov link dolly link pj linkOf the 2.3 million children in the United States under the age of five, only about ONE MILLION receive a free book monthly through nonprofit book programs.+

And only 1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read..

Children registered in these free monthly book programs can receive up to 60 free, brand new, age-appropriate books at no cost or financial obligation to their families.

Parents are asked to read to their child daily.

+gov link dolly link pj link

Their local independent affiliates chapters were community minded and based.

And, like my own nonprofit, could use the items or whose programs could greatly benefit from the donations.

I thought how many times had I gone to a website only to find out I had missed the deadline to return something.

Or found out after restocking and return shipping fees how little my refund was going to be and only to put the item aside for another day.

I began to think what if there was a way to return the items through the company but as a donation.

And have it benefit local children with the gift of free books?

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there should be a way for her and me to still return our things “to” the company but as a donation.

A donation that would benefit local children in our community while allowing us to claim the full value of the donation

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Or a way to donate her clothing return articles to a

And what about the other unreturnables too good to put in a big bin somewhere.

Or an option to ship the return articles as donations to local program that would benefit children in her town

Or “regift” it through the company instead of paying their restocking and shipping fees and claim the full amount of the item as a tax deductible donation

Or if she was able to have the return donated instead of returned t

A donation that would benefit the children in her community she lived in a tangible and impactful way.

somehow to stay within her community and impact benefit

local children in a tangible way.

She, like me, knew the importance of early childhood literacy and the impact of reading books to children early and often.


I thought there must be a way to connect book lovers with book givers.

And to easily collect and ship their new unworn and unwanted clothing donations to raise funds for these charities.

It was then that I created “Wee Give Box”.

Wee Give Box helps nonprofits collect NEW UNWANTED clothing (in previously used shipping parcels) to raise funds for local free monthly book programs.

We were discussing a recent article about how the reading scores for forth graders across the United States were at an all time low and the possible reasons behind these findings.

I knew first hand how the lack of books and regular reading time in my home growing up had adversely affected my life and the lives of my siblings.

The idea for Wee Give Box came to me after a member of my book club told me she was gathering together some new, unworn clothing to donate to a national organization.

She had boxed up the items to return to the company but had missed the window for the store's returns.


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Wee Give Box information cards have program descriptions and donation instructions to help donors easily donate their new unwanted clothing.

Prepaid shipping labels can be requested for the nonprofit book program of the donor's choice.

Proceeds from the donations give up to 60 brand new, age-appropriate books to preschool children in the donor's community.She wished there was an easy way to locally donate her new, unworn clothes that would directly benefit children in her town.

She also didn't want her new things to get "lost" in a big bin.

With grown children she already knew the importance of early childhood reading and the need to get books into the hands of children early, and often.

Plus, she wanted the funds raised from her donations to stay in her community and benefit a cause she, like me, truly cared about: literacy, especially for young children.Click this text to start editing. This block allows you to add as many rows as you’d like, making it perfect for displaying a timeline, or narrating a business process. Click the green + sign on each row to add one below it. Double click the images to change them.

I began to speak to local and national businesses about placing a "Wee Give Box" card inside of every box they shipped to their customers.

Wee Give Box information cards have program descriptions and donation instructions to help donors easily donate their new unwanted clothing.

Prepaid shipping labels can be requested for the nonprofit book program of the donor's choice.

Proceeds from the donations give up to 60 brand new, age-appropriate books to preschool children in the donor's community.


In keeping with Wee Give Box and the nonprofits mission of getting books into the hands of preschool children in the most efficient and fastest way possible, Wee Give Box and the nonprofit book programs only accept NEW CLOTHING.

Three new pieces of clothing can give a child a year's worth of books. 


Of the 2.3 million children in the United States under the age of five, only about ONE MILLION receive a free book monthly through nonprofit book programs.+

Children registered in these free monthly book programs can receive up to 60 free, brand new, age-appropriate books at no cost or financial obligation to their families.

Parents are asked to read to their child daily.

+gov link dolly link pj linkShe wished there was an easy way to locally donate her new, unworn clothes that would directly benefit children in her town.

She also didn't want her new things to get "lost" in a big bin.

With grown children she already knew the importance of early childhood reading and the need to get books into the hands of children early, and often.

Plus, she wanted the funds raised from her donations to stay in her community and benefit a cause she, like me, truly cared about: literacy, especially for young children.Click this text to start editing. This block allows you to add as many rows as you’d like, making it perfect for displaying a timeline, or narrating a business process. Click the green + sign on each row to add one below it. Double click the images to change them.

She wished there was an easy way to donate her new unwanted and unreternnsble clothes that would directly benefit children in her town.

She also didn't want her new things to get "lost" in a big bin.

She, like me, knew the importance of early childhood reading and the need to get books into the hands of children early, and often.

Plus, she wanted the funds raised from her donations to stay in her community and have an impact locally.

benefit a cause she, like me, truly cared about: literacy, especially for young children.


I do not need to receive Tax Deduction receiptOf the 2.3 million children in the United States under the age of five, only about ONE MILLION receive a free book monthly through nonprofit book programs.+

Children registered in these free monthly book programs can receive up to 60 free, brand new, age-appropriate books at no cost or financial obligation to their families.

Parents are asked to read to their child daily.

+gov link dolly link pj linkShe wished there was an easy way to locally donate her new, unworn clothes that would directly benefit children in her town.

She also didn't want her new things to get "lost" in a big bin.

With grown children she already knew the importance of early childhood reading and the need to get books into the hands of children early, and often.

Plus, she wanted the funds raised from her donations to stay in her community and benefit a cause she, like me, truly cared about: literacy, especially for young children.Click this text to start editing. This block allows you to add as many rows as you’d like, making it perfect for displaying a timeline, or narrating a business process. Click the green + sign on each row to add one below it. Double click the images to change them.

She wished there was an easy way to donate her new unwanted and unreternnsble clothes that would directly benefit children in her town.

She also didn't want her new things to get "lost" in a big bin.

She, like me, knew the importance of early childhood reading and the need to get books into the hands of children early, and often.

Plus, she wanted the funds raised from her donations to stay in her community and have an impact locally.

benefit a cause she, like me, truly cared about: literacy, especially for young children.

The idea for Wee Give Box came to me after talking to friend and former book club member.

She told me she was getting some clothes, that she had yet to wear, together to donate to a national organization.

They were brand new but she didn’t want them and hadn’t realized she couldn’t returned them to the company anymore.

She was at their website and realized she had missed the deadline for returns.

She wished there was an easy way to donate her new (unwanted and now unreturnable) to theclothes that would directly benefit children in her town.

She also didn't want her new things to get "lost" in a big bin.

In her community

She, like me, knew the importance of early childhood reading and the need to get books into the hands of children early, and often.

Where she could see the tangible results on her donation

Plus, she wanted the funds raised from her donations to stay in her community and have an impact locally.

benefit a cause she, like me, truly cared about: literacy, especially for young children.

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She also didn't want her new things to get "lost" in a big bin.

In her community

She, like me, knew the importance of early childhood reading and the need to get books into the hands of children early, and often.

Where she could see the tangible results on her donation

Plus, she wanted the funds raised from her donations to stay in her community and have an impact locally.

benefit a cause she, like me, truly cared about: literacy, especially for young children.

A platform not just for me but for other book A platform not just for her town but for other book lovers throughout the United States.

The gift of reading A gift of daughter with the gift of free books monthly.nicole's cousin town awas missing.but as a donation to a charity.

A donation that would benefit local children like Nicole's cousin's daughter with the gift of free books monthly.

A platform not just for her town but for other book lovers throughout the United States.

a

support the opening and operation of local free monthly book programs like operation and openin of ion ng andon and/or establish free book programs in town's like benefit local children with the gift of books like Nicole’s cousin's daughter.

A platform It would not just be for me, but for other book lovers throughout the United States.

An easy way to send in donations for free and support the children in your own community

Or a way to donate her clothing return a

That evening, after cleaning out her young daughter’s closet, she relayed the day’s events to her husband, expressing her frustration with models that required active fundraising on the part of parents. “It has to be something that parents need to do anyhow, like cleaning out your daughter’s closet, or…. LIKE CLEANING OUT YOUR DAUGHTER’S CLOSET! THAT’S WHAT WE SHOULD DO!” she cried.

And what about the other unreturnables too good to put in a big bin somewhere.

Or an option to ship the return articles as donations to local program that would benefit children in her town

Or “regift” it through the company instead of paying their restocking and shipping fees and claim the full amount of the item as a tax deductible donation

support the opening and operation of local free monthly book programs like operation and openin of ion ng andon and/or establish free book programs in town's like benefit local children with the gift of books like Nicole’s cousin's daughter.

Or if she was able to have the return donated instead of returned t

A donation that would benefit the children in her community she lived in a tangible and impactful way.

somehow to stay within her community and impact benefit

local children in a tangible way.

She, like me, knew the importance of early childhood literacy and the impact of reading books to children early and often.

She wished there was an easy way to donate her new, unworn clothes that would directly benefit children in her community.

She also didn't want her new things to get "lost" in a big bin.

With grown children she already knew the importance of early childhood reading and the need to get books into the hands of children early, and often.

Plus, she wanted the funds raised from her donations to stay in her community and benefit a cause she, like me, truly cared about: literacy, especially for young children.


I knew there were charities like Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and PJ Library and my own nonprofit free book program that gave books to local preschool children monthly.

And, like my own nonprofit, could use these items or the funds raised from these donations to support their programs.

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And First Library™ and First Library Plus™ (the nonprofit free book program I founded), whose programs, and the children they serviced, could greatly benefit from such donations.

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