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Through Book Buddies, we providetens of thousands of free children’s books to students

The pivotal goal of our program is to help children grow their own home libraries enabling them to be strong and proud readers.Volunteers sort through books by grade level, assess the condition of the books, clean them, and load them on the Book Buddies Bus to be distributed to San Antonio ISD students.

During the Past Two School Years

54000 BOOKS

Books Delivered to Students

Our Book Buddies Bus allows us to deliver books efficiently, reach more students, and generate excitement in reading. Through the Book Buddies Bus, our goal is to provide six books for each student who visits. The initiative aims to foster a joy for reading by having students choose their books to bring home.

You Can Help Share More Stories

We are seeking funds to offer two new books to San Antonio ISD students in the 1st-5th grades, enriching their reading experience. With an estimated cost of $10 per student, your support is pivotal in ensuring the success of this initiative. Join us in our mission to provide every student with access to books by giving to this transformative endeavor. Your support will help us empower students, build home libraries, and nurture a lifelong love for learning. 

$10 supports one student book bundle 
$50  supplies to clean and prep books 
$200 class set of book bundles
$350 One gaylord (1,750) of used books

Get Involved with Book Buddies

Become a Volunteer

Sorting sessions are available most Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. This is a great volunteer opportunity for families and groups. Opportunities during the Book Buddies Bus school visits are also available for volunteers!

Host a Book Drive

A book drive is a great way for a business or community organization to collect high-interest, high-need books for San Antonio ISD students in Pre-K-8th grade. Learn more in our Book Drive for Book Buddies toolkit.

Shop Our Wishlist

We've set up an Amazon registry filled with high-interest books for our most urgent needs. Select a book (or two!) from our wishlist to help inspire, educate and empower young students to be proud readers.

2023-2024 Book Buddies Bus Schedule

The Book Buddies Bus visits schools in a two-year cycle. Check out the list to see what campuses are scheduled for a visit!

Arnold | May 24 

Ball | January 26

Baskin | December 8

Beacon Hill | April 12

Bonham | December 1

Bowden | October 26

Briscoe | April 5

Cotton | May 17

De Zavala | November 3

Green | October 30

Highland Hills | February 23

Huppertz | November 17

Kelly | March 22

J.T. Brackenridge | December 15

Lamar | March 8

Madison | October 20

Maverick | January 12

Miller | September 29

Neal | October 12 & 13

Ogden | February 8

Pershing | March 1 

Riverside Park | February 2

Schneck | October 6

Storm | September 22

Washington | November 10

Woodlawn Hills | January 5

Thanks to Ourgenerous partners!

We are especially thankful for our partnership with SAISD Transportation, Better World Books 
and the San Antonio Area Retired Teachers Association. 

We could not do this important work without the investment from our sponsors:

Frankie Casseb Youth Literacy Club Logo
read3 H-E-B logo
John Newman Foundation Logo
Whataburger Feeding Student Success Logo
Cavaliers Logo
SAISD transportation
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