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REadingADvantage, Inc.

Changing a generation - one child, one book at a time



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We Need Your Help!

REadingADvantage, Inc. is committed to see that all children, regardless of their economic situation, have access to an ongoing supply of new books. Children with access to books in their homes can achieve more in school and in life.

With the help of our partners, donors, and dedicated volunteers we provided over 3,000 books to low-income children in Contra Costa County California in last year. Yet thousands more low-income children are still waiting for our help this year!

Together we can provide books and literacy workshops to low-income families in all geographic areas of Contra Costa County and make a difference in the lives of our children.

Will you join us in ensuring the children we serve have the books they need to be successful in school and beyond by donating today?

We are a California nonprofit corporation with IRS section 501 (c) (3) public charity tax-exempt status. Our Employer Identification Number for tax deductible contributions is #46-5742269. We are run by a volunteer staff. 100% of your donation supports our mission of free books and literacy workshops for low-income families.

What We Need:

New or gently-used books.

If you have children's books you would like to donate, please contact our director, below.


You can donate to us via Pay Pal, the web's most trusted site for finances:

You may mail or drop off a check:
REadingADvantage, Inc.
1145 Second Street, Suite A, #113
Brentwood, CA 94513
Phone: (925) 550-6021

Amazon Smile logo Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchases to READ! All you have to do is go to and select Reading Advantage, Inc. as your charitable organization. We can purchase new children's books for as little as 45 cents, so all of your purchases, no matter how small, will help us provide free children's books to the low-income children in our community.

Book and teddy bear Go Fund Me

Use Go Fund Me to help with "Storybook Connection", a program that lets prisoners read to their children via recordable books.

We are Grateful to our donors:

Half-Price Books

Delta Education and Therapy Services

Individual Donors

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REadingADvantage, Inc.
Changing a generation - one child, one book at a time.
1145 Second St., Suite A, #113
Brentwood, CA 94513
Phone: (925) 698-0098

Questions about Reading Advantage? Write to our director, Deborah Polk,
Questions about the web site? Write to our Web Master,

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Site started: May 8, 2014.
This page updated: January 26, 2021