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Second Annual TTN Children's Book Drive

October 7 - 18, 2019

TTN is holding a book drive to provide greatly needed children’s books to Historic Fair Hill, a non-profit organization in North Philadelphia that promotes literacy in local schools.   The books donated by TTN members will go mostly to the William Cramp School, but also to the other two Historic Fair Hill schools, John F. Hartranft School and Julia de Burgos Elementary School

This book drive complements other TTN initiatives which support Read by 4th, a citywide program working toward the goal of all children reading on grade level by the time they reach 4th grade.

Please join us in supporting the goals of Read by 4th as well as TTN’s mission to make meaningful contributions to our community.

How to Donate:

The most needed books are listed on the Julia de Burgos Amazon Wish List.  You may also donate books not on the Julia de Burgos Amazon Wish List.  The types of books especially needed are new and/or gently used books suitable for children in preschool through 8th grade featuring characters who are people of color.  Both fiction and nonfiction chapter books are also needed, especially graphic novels, biographies, and Spanish language books.  All books to be donated, including books on the Wish List, can be purchased from any vendor you choose.  
  • Order books on Amazon from the Julia de Burgos Amazon Wish List.  Please select Jean Hurd TTN’s Gift Registry Address as the shipping address.  For detailed directions on how to order from the Amazon Wish List, please click here or see below.
  • Purchase books on the Julia de Burgos Amazon Wish List from a vendor other than Amazon.  Please click on Buying this gift elsewhere on the Wish List.  This way, the book you are purchasing elsewhere will be removed from the list.
  • For all books not ordered on Amazon, whether or not they are on the Wish List:
    • Ship books to:
      • Jean Hurd - TTN  (Please put TTN after Jean Hurd’s name so that we can keep a count of books donated through the TTN Book Drive.)
        8109 Eastern Ave.
        Wyndmoor, PA  19038
  • Drop books off at TTN members' homes:
    • Pat Nelson
      103B Lombard Street (Front and Lombard)
      Philadelphia, PA  19147
      Books can be slipped through the mail slot or left at the front door under the door bell.
    • Debbie Earle
      951 Woodcliffe Ave.
      Media, PA  19063
      Books can be left inside the front door, in the mailbox, or on the front steps.
  • Bring your books to your SIG meeting if you are in a SIG with a member of the Book Drive Commitee  (Mary Clifford, Pat Nelson, Patty Kaiser, Debbie Earle, or Myrna Sherman).

Thank you for your help in making a difference by supporting early literacy in Philadelphia schools.

How to order from the Amazon Wish List:
  1.  Click on this link to see the Julia de Burgos Amazon Wish List.
  2. Select a book you would like to order and click on Add to Cart (Do NOT select “Used & New").
  3. Click on Proceed to Checkout.
  4. You will be prompted to either sign in with your Amazon user name and password or create an Amazon account.
  5. Select Jean Hurd TTN’s Gift Registry Address as the shipping address.
  6. Click on Use this address.
  7. Uncheck the box next to Gift Receipt.
  8. Click on Save gift options and continue.
  9. Choose a payment method.
  10.  Click on Use this payment method.
  11. Click on Place your order.