Other Ways to Give

Thank you for supporting our work! Room to Read is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible. Although you can always donate using our secure credit card form, we also offer additional options that are just as easy:

Thank you again for helping us bring the lifelong gift of literacy to children in the developing world!


You may make an online donation using our PayPal donation page. This method requires you to have an existing PayPal account or create a new one as part of the donation process. Donations can be made in US or Canadian dollars, British pounds, euros, or Japanese yen. Please note: all PayPal donations are processed through our Global Office in the US, so we can only provide a US tax receipt for donations made via PayPal.

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Gifts of Stock

We are happy to accept gifts of stock. The IRS provides one of its most significant tax breaks for donations of appreciated securities. For assistance making gifts of stock, please contact us via email at donate@roomtoread.org.

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Mail or Phone

If you prefer, you can make a donation by sending a check to:

Room to Read
465 California Street
Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94104

Please include a note with any special instructions that you would like us to follow when processing your donation.

If you would like to donate over the phone, please call us at +1 415-839-4400 between 9:00AM–5:00PM PST. If you're calling outside of our business hours, or if no one is available to take your call, please leave a message with the details of your donation, including your credit card information if possible.

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Wire Transfer

For assistance sending funds by wire transfer, please contact us via email at donate@roomtoread.org.

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Estate Planning

Adding Room to Read to your will is a wonderful way to leave a legacy and impact the lives of children in the developing world for generations to come. If you are interested in naming Room to Read as a beneficiary in your will, please designate the following: "Room to Read, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Washington, with its principal place of business address at Room to Read, 465 California Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94104." Our tax ID number is 91-2003533.

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In-kind donations of books, software, school furniture, and services are critical to our success in providing educational opportunities to children in developing countries. Please read our Book Donations page for guidelines regarding what types of new books we accept. We are actively seeking other types of in-kind donations as well. For more information, please contact gifts.in.kind@roomtoread.org.

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Frequent Flyer Mileage Award Tickets

We are happy to accept your frequent flyer miles in the form of award tickets. Please take a moment to complete the Pledge to Donate Frequent Flyer Mileage Award Ticket Online Form. Your donation of an award ticket will help keep our overhead costs low and continue to direct much-needed funds directly to our programs.

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Corporate Matching

You can help Room to Read through matching gift or payroll deduction programs. This can be a great benefit as well to your company's public relations and employee/employer relations. Please read our Matching Donations page for more information.

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Cause-Related Marketing Promotions

You can donate a percentage of your company's product revenues to Room to Read which can be beneficial to improve PR, increase sales and enhance brand loyalty. Of course we look to make sure that the alliance is strategic and mutually agreeable and we also ask that an agreement be signed that grants permission for the use of our name and logo. Should you be interested in an affiliation with us, please review our Promotional Partnership Requirements and then contact marketing@roomtoread.org with a letter of request.

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Donating from Outside the U.S.

If you are resident of a country other than the United States, we are set up to accept donations from a number of other countries and you will still be eligible for tax advantages under country legislation.  Please visit our Donating from Outside the U.S. page for instructions on how to donate based on that country/currency.

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Still have questions? Please Contact Us via email or phone, and we will be happy to help!

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