Monthly Archives: February 2018

Mark your calendars for 2018 Distributions!

It’s time to save the date for 2018 Books for Keeps distributions, and this year is our biggest yet! (We said that last year, but it’s true again this year!) With the help of more volunteers than we’ve ever before had at a distribution season, we’ll be giving away 95,000 books to children at a record 18 schools in Athens, Atlanta, Warrenton, and Elberton. This is your chance to experience the joy of helping students in your community pick out 12 free books for summer- and for keeps! 
School-specific volunteer shifts will be scheduled in late March, and we will post to social media and our mailing list when we begin scheduling groups. Make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter! If you are an individual who would like to volunteer at a specific school, please mark your calendar!
If you are part of a group (8 to 15 people) that would like to adopt and work an entire shift at a particular school or on a specific day, please email Louis Crow to reserve a shift for your group.

April 17-18, 2018: Dunbar Elementary School- Atlanta, GA
April 23-24, 2018: Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School- Athens, GA
April 25, 2018: M.E. Freeman Elementary School- Warrenton, GA
April 26, 2018: Downtown Academy- Athens, GA
April 26-27, 2018: Winterville Elementary School- Athens, GA
April 27 & 30, 2018: Barnett Shoals Elementary School- Athens, GA
April 30 & May 1, 2018: Gaines Elementary School- Athens, GA
May 1-3, 2017: Elbert County Elementary School- Elberton, GA
May 2-3, 2017: Alps Road Elementary School- Athens, GA
May 3-4, 2017: Fowler Drive Elementary School- Athens, GA
May 7-8, 2017: Elbert County Primary School- Elberton, GA
May 8-9, 2017: Whit Davis Elementary School- Athens, GA
May 9-10, 2017: Howard B. Stroud Elementary School- Athens, GA
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It MUST be event season in Athens!

It must be event season here in Athens, because we have SO many great events coming up soon!  Spring is always a busy season for the Books for Keeps team, and 2018 is no exception. We always get so excited when a special event rolls around, but in the wake of the HUGE success of our Bunco for Books event, we can hardly contain our excitement!! Check out some of the incredible events we’re looking forward to:

February 15, 5-7pm – We’re honored to be hosting the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at our warehouse. We hope to see all current chamber members at the event!
February 20, 5-7pm – Chick-fil-A on Atlanta Highway will be hosting another family-centric, “Breakfast for Dinner” percentage night to benefit Books for Keeps. Some of our key volunteers will be hosting storytime in costume for the event. If you missed the last CFA storytime, be sure you don’t miss this one!
March 2, 8-11pm – It’s Casino Night at the Kappa house! This brand new event from our friends at KKG will be a fun evening of games for Kappas and friends, and all the proceeds will benefit Books for Keeps!
March 7, 7pm – The incredible team at Rabbit Box has invited Books for Keeps to be a part of the magic of storytelling with the March event, titled “A Life Well Read.” Come out to hear some incredible storytellers talk about how a specific book has impacted their lives, MC’d by BFK alum, Rachel Watkins!
March 22, 4:30-9pm –  Southern Brewing Company has been gracious enough to host a percentage night benefiting Books for Keeps. This will be [...]