Donate Now!

In addition to spreading the word about this project, you can help us promote kids’ literacy by contributing in one of two ways:


We are so grateful for your participation no matter which of these methods you use. Please note that we are very careful about privacy: we will never share your information. Also please note that your contribution is not tax-deductible. 

Gift Donations

For those who make donations to Summer Book Bag in honor of others, we have created cards that you can send to tell them about the gift. These are available in Holiday and Beach themes, in two formats to download:

  • E-Cards (PNG files) to email or to post on social media.
  • PDF documents that you can print and fold, then write your own message (if you like), then insert in a holiday card or put under the tree.

Click a thumbnail below to start your download:

Printable - Holiday Theme     Emailable - Holiday Theme

Printable - Beach Theme     Emailable - Beach Theme

To add your honored person’s name next to yours on our Sponsors page, please contact us with their name.


We work on this project all year long. June 1 is our cut-off date for when we use what we’ve collected so far to support the current year’s project. Any funds not used are carried over. This gets books into the kids’ hands before they leave school for the summer. Here’s how that works:

  • Contributions received between June 2, 2019 through June 1, 2020 were used to support Summer Book Bag 2020.
  • Contributions received between June 2, 2020 through June 1, 2021 will be used to support Summer Book Bag 2021.
  • And so on …

About processing fees

The fees that we pay depend on where we collect the funds. For example, GoFundMe charges 2.9% plus 30-cents per transaction. PayPal will not charge us a fee as long as you do not check the box that says “Paying for goods or a service?”.