From July 18 to August 22, the app’s database will feature local NYC shelters that are part of the Libraries in Shelters initiative, co-hosted by the Office for Renewal Schools. According to a user’s location, the cloud-based app will search its database for the nearest libraries, schools, and/or nonprofits that accept the registered book. After selecting a donation site, the app will prompt the user to schedule a drop-off time at the chosen organization.
Furthermore, BOB’s platform will enable a direct connection between individual and organization -- 100% of the books rerouted will directly reach people who need books. Instead of rerouting 70,000 books to children, they app has the potential to reroute even more books. This summer community members can provide books to children in shelters by downloading the beta app and participating in their summer book drive.
About Bring on the Books (BOB):
Founded in 2008, The Bring on the Books Foundation began as a local book drive at Pennsylvania’s Council Rock High School South. Since its humble origins, it has become an official nonprofit and has collected over 70,000 books at high school and college campuses in multiple states. BOB’s unwavering mission is to reroutes gently-used books by connecting people who have books to individuals who need them. The organization is now integrating technology with its work, and it firmly champions dedication and passion to its cause, as well as transparency in its collaboration.