2019 LMU Library Book Drive for Los Angeles Children

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R. R. Martin

The ability to own books is a privilege that many of us take for granted. Many children in Los Angeles do not have a book they can call their own. This Fall, we need your help to change that!

Between October 14 – November 15, you can donate new and gently used books for children ages 0-12. Our goal is to collect 1,000 books for 1,000 children. Here’s how you can help:

  • Drop books off in the book drive box in the William H. Hannon Library or in one of the collection boxes located in the following departments/units:
    • Theology Department (outside of UHall 3727)
    • Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office (UHall 4600)
    • Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination (Uhall 4404)
    • LMU Children’s Center
  • We are excited to announce that the Gryphon Circle Service Organization has agreed to continue to support CII’s cause this year by holding a fundraiser – go and support them!

The books will be gifted to children at the Children’s Institute Inc. Holiday Party in December. The Children’s Institute (CII) has been supporting the needs of children and families in Los Angeles who are survivors of violence for over 110 years. This is the fifth year of our partnership with CII. We are also grateful for the continued support of Nancy Donovan and the College of Business Administration and the wonderful families at Playa Vista Elementary School.

Help us create the world we want to live in by bringing the magic of reading to Los Angeles children this holiday season!

About Children’s Institute, Inc.

Children’s Institute, Inc. helps children in Los Angeles’s most challenged communities heal from the trauma of family and community violence, build the confidence and skills to break through the barriers of poverty, and grow up to lead healthy, productive lives. Established in 1906, Children’s Institute reaches more than 22,000 children and families each year through treatment, youth development, early childhood and family support services. Learn more at childrensInstitute.org