Book Drives
Support Books for Kids
Help Next Door spread access to books so children and families can enjoy reading at home.

Milwaukee Book Drives

Help us secure the keys to our students’ futures.

Research shows that the number of books available to a child may surpass all other variables in predicting their long-term success in school. Since the program started in 1990, Next Door’s Books for Kids has collected and distributed close to 2 million books to children in Milwaukee’s Central City.

You can support Next Door and Books for Kids by providing books for children from birth to age 5. Individuals and groups are encouraged to hold book drives to collect gently used/new children’s books. It’s a perfect opportunity for schools, congregations, youth groups or companies to make a real, positive impact on Milwaukee’s children.

For more information or to make a donation, please call Jackie Shanti at 414.999.2509 or email at