The Director’s Discretionary Book Donation Program

In 2007 the Director’s Discretionary Book Donation Program (DDBDP) was created to provide small book donations to non-profit organizations. We will now accept unsolicited requests for books for literacy programming use only. This program is not intended to provide books for events or gifts.

Each year we will set aside an allotted number of books to be donated through this program. Once the allotted number of books has been depleted, donations through this program will end. The book donations will not be large.

Program Policies

The program will donate between 30 and 50 books that are age appropriate to each approved applicant organization. Organizations will not have a choice in the selection of book titles or genre or the number of books they will receive. Making specific requests will automatically result in a denial of your request. Organizations will be restricted to one donation per calendar year. Submitting a request does not mean that a book grant will be made. All applications are awarded at the discretion of the Executive Director. The process is simple and there will be no fees of any kind. Requesting organizations must provide a copy of the 501(c)3 and a one-page typewritten description of how the books will be used by the requesting organization. It would also be helpful to include what age and reading level of books you are interested in acquiring. In this one-page description the requestor must clearly articulate why the donation will benefit the organization. It is our preference that the books be utilized to expand a reading center or a remedial reading programming. The books have to be for use in a program or schools located in the United States. Foreign organizations that have a United State’s Federal Tax Exemption are not eligible for donations. Our response to your request may take up to 90 days.

If you have questions about the program, please direct them to Lauren Green, at
Our mailing address is:

  • Pathways Within, Inc.(DDBDP)
  • PO Box 960154
  • Boston, MA 02196
  • Attention: Executive Director

We will not accept letters via e-mail. Please provide us with your direct telephone number and an e-mail address where you can be reached if we have questions about your request.