The San Diego Book Project is an IRC 501(c)(3) charitable corporation in San Diego, California. Its mission is to collect books and get them into the hands of people who would normally not have access to them - locally and globally. The Book Project donated two tons of books to an orphanage and schools in rural India and nine pallets of books to a village library in Africa. Several boxes of books were provided to various programs in the San Diego area including the Armed Services YMCA Christmas program, the Alpha Project Winter Homeless Shelter and the Veterans’ Homeless Shelter.
Once a month the San Diego Book Project holds an open house where local teachers are invited to come and take books at no charge. At their last open house, on December 1, 2012, we had over eighty teachers taking books for their classroom libraries, school libraries or to give to the students in their classes.
All of this is done on a volunteer basis including the difficult work of sorting pallets of incoming books.