Books2Door was founded March 2nd, 2004 - which means it's our 18th birthday! Here's the special celebration logo we made:
Our birthday also happens to fall right before World Book Day on 3rd March 2022! To celebrate, we're donating 18,000 free books to several charities, libraries, schools and hospitals across the UK. Confirmed partners include The Children’s Literacy Charity, Alder Hey Children’s Charity, several primary schools and regional libraries.
This donation demonstrates our commitment to make books accessible for all children.” As part of the campaign, we invited social media followers to come forward with their own suggestions of where books can be donated.
This is not the first time Books2Door has offered free books. Illustrating our commitment and dedication to providing access to reading, we also donated almost 20,000 brand new children’s books in 2021, for:
- World Book Day & World Book Night, March 2021 - 17,500 books to customers
- Gaza bookshop, June 2021 - 1,000 books to restore a bookshop destroyed in the violence between Hamas and Israel
- Leicester City Council, December 2021 - 1,000 books to welcome Afghanistan refugees and families into the city
As part of the campaign, we're also encouraging other charity partners to get in touch should they wish to participate in the generous scheme.
Abdul Thadha, founder of Books2Door says, “I can’t believe we’re celebrating 18 years. During and post-pandemic, we have seen the love for reading at an all time high, but our main focus is to ensure parents and children can access books at a cost that they can afford. At the same time, we recognise that not every child has this. That’s why we are donating 18,000 brand new children’s books across the country for free. We would like to thank every partner that has been involved and we hope this is the start of a long-term relationship with each of them.”
Senior Community Fundraising Manager of Alder Hey children’s charity, Axon Irene said, “What a wonderful gift for our patients to receive” and a spokesperson for The Children’s Literacy Charity said, upon receiving the donation, “We are incredibly grateful to Books2Door for their donation of books which will benefit the children who attend our partner primary schools in London and Manchester.
The 18,000 books have been provided by Sweet Cherry Publishing, Books2Door’s sister company, of which Abdul is also the Managing Director.
18,000 Book Donation Terms and Conditions
Books2Door aims to fulfill requests made by social media fans in response to their post on Tuesday 22nd February asking for locations and recommendations for book donations. Books2Door is donating 18,000 books to schools, charities, libraries and other children’s related centres. Books2Door aims to respond to all social media comments and suggestions in relation to this request however it is subject to their availability and quantity of book stock remaining. Books2Door will contact social media fans who have been successful in suggesting a place for the book donation, if there is no contact from the company please assume your response has been acknowledged but unsuccessful at this time.