Join our global movement today and make your mark in the fight against poverty.

Invest in education

We are on track to reach 10 million children by the year 2015, and you can help us get there. In a world with 793 million illiterate people—2/3 of whom are women and girls—the time to act is now.

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Start your own campaign

Start your own fundraising campaign and help communities across Asia and Africa get the quality education they deserve.

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Adopt a project

Help a community rewrite its future by establishing a library, building a school, supporting girls’ education or commissioning a brand new local-language children's book.

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Take our mission local

Thousands of volunteers, hundreds of student groups and countless passionate supporters worldwide make our work possible. Everyone has a role to play in ensuring that all children have the chance to pursue a quality education, and no matter where you live, we can help you do just that.


More than 50 chapters around the globe help raise funds for our work and act as ambassadors for the organization in their communities.

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From grade to graduate school, we've worked with more than 1,500 youth-led teams to change the world with Students Helping Students!

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Attend a Room to Read event to learn more about our work and meet other passionate world-changers.  From wine tasting to book swaps, there is something for everyone!

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See our work

Visit a school or library in any of the countries where we work and meet the local team that makes it all possible.

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Stay connected

Sign up for our mailing list to receive occasional updates from our team (we promise no spam). Also, be sure to keep an eye on the Room to Read blog for the latest photos, stories and video from the field.

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Make your workplace a force for good. Companies of all shapes and sizes help us do more by donating goods and services, partnering to spread the word and encouraging their employees to give back.

Institutional partners

From financial institutions to technology start-ups, our institutional partners are essential in fueling Room to Read's innovation and growth.

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In-kind partners

Help us keep costs low by donating goods such as books, construction materials, software, hotel stays or airfare.

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Cause marketing

Promotional partners introduce Room to Read to new audiences through creative marketing initiatives or by donating a portion of their proceeds.

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Matching donations

Amplify your impact by participating in your company's employee donation matching program.

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Less than 1% of US nonprofits have received eight consecutive Charity Navigator four star ratings. Our transparency and accountability place us among the best charities. See for yourself.

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See our work

Documentary filmmakers travel to Room to Read projects across Asia and Africa to tell the stories of children who are benefitting from our programs.

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You can change the world

Send a girl to school, start a library, or build new classrooms. We can help you run your own fundraising campaign with your friends and family, complete with your own microsite to collect gifts and track your progress.

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Have questions?

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Global Office:
+1 (415) 839-4400
9am-5pm Pacific Time (US)
Mon-Fri, excluding holidays

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