How You Can Help
Share your time, your books, your
ideas - or make a generous gift! There are many ways you can help.
1. Spend time with children. A love of reading and of children is the only
- Reading tutors and substitutes
- Classroom volunteers and storytellers
- Math tutors
- After-school helpers (high school juniors and seniors)
- Book giveaway helpers and library volunteers
Tutors meet weekly with students. No teaching experience is necessary; we
provide both books and training. Tutor quotes: "This is one
of the most fun things I do all week." “I just love . . . this
program. I feel I can make a difference in a child’s life.”
To learn about tutoring at Sankofa Academy, please contact Judy Stettner
or Lois Clauson. To learn about
tutoring at Greenleaf School, please contact Mary Nelson.
To learn more about helping in the after-school program, please contact Beth Hurwich.
2. Help make our school libraries great places for kids to hang out! We
always need helpers to sort books and spruce up library shelves. Or, join
the fun and help us at one of our school-wide book giveaways! For
information about helping with books, contact Jean Stein.
3. Don't have time to help out in the schools? You can still contribute to
Oakland literacy with your gifts!
Donate books! We need new or gently used children's paperbacks (in good
condition only, please!) - suitable for pre-K through 6th grade students.
Paperbacks go directly to students at book giveaways. A book bin is
located in Temple Sinai’s new living room entry.
Or purchase new paperbacks, either from a local indie or from our Amazon wish
lists – just click "wish list” and search for "People of the
Book." (Ask for a gift card so we know who to thank!)
Give funds to the People of the Book Literacy Project. Your donations go
directly to the schools! Commemorate a special event, such as a Bar or
Bat Mitzvah, a wedding, birth, or birthday, with a gift of books or money. Or
make a memorial donation in honor of someone who loved reading.
For general information about Temple
Sinai’s People of the Book Literacy Project, please contact Judy Zollman.