Frequently Asked Questions

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Donations

Making a donation to Room to Read is quick and simple! You can donate online through our secure website. For other ways to give, including checks, wire transfers and other ways to give, please refer to giving information provided by each of our business office locations.


Yes! You can make a tax-efficient donation to Room to Read in several currencies through our website.

Room to Read has locally-recognized business offices around the world that accept offline donations in several currencies. Donations made to Room to Read are tax-efficient to the extent allowed by your country's local laws.

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The most impactful way to support Room to Read is by contributing to our programs and operations through a gift to our greatest needs. Unrestricted gifts provide us with the crucial flexibility and security to ensure students have the holistic support they need to succeed. Specifically, your investment will allow us to:

  • Scale rapidly and work where we are needed most.
  • Provide the best programs possible through ongoing improvement.
  • Be ready for the unexpected, such as a natural disaster or an economic recession.

We're excited to hear you're interested in supporting our work, thank you! To maximize your impact, we strongly encourage donors to contribute to our greatest needs rather than a specific program or country of operation. Unrestricted gifts allow us the crucial flexibility and security that is needed to ensure the excellence and growth of our programs.

By contributing to our greatest needs, you ensure that Room to Read has the ability to scale our work rapidly, improve our programs, and be ready for the unexpected.

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Room to Read is unable to sell any books published through our book publishing work. The copyrights for these books are held in the countries where the books are produced and the international copyright regulations do not allow this.


You can start your personal fundraising campaign today. Once you’ve created your fundraiser, don’t forget to share it with your friends, family, and greater network. The more people you share your page with, the closer you move toward your goal!

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Yes. Room to Read gladly accepts gifts of stock. Please refer to our remittance instructions for your nearest Room to Read business office.

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Online donations are receipted via email.  Your email tax receipt should arrive within five business days of your online donation.  For offline donations, a tax receipt will be mailed to you within ten days of receiving your donation.

To request a replacement tax receipt, please contact donate@roomtoread.org.


Yes! We would be happy to send a printed acknowledgement card. Please email the following details to donate@roomtoread.org with the subject line “[First + Last Name] Request for Acknowledgement Card”

Include the following information in your email message:

  • Donor’s full name
  • Donation date
  • Donation amount
  • Recipient's full name as it should appear on envelope
  • Acknowledgment type ("in honor of ___", etc.)
  • Recipient's address

Please note that due to our limited capacity, we cannot guarantee that the card will be mailed within a specific time frame. 


When you became a monthly donor with Room to Read, an account through our giving platform Classy was automatically made for you where you can view and update your account information as you like.  Simply navigate to https://www.classy.org/ and click login at the top righthand side of the homepage. Then click Forgot Password and enter the email address you initially used to donate and receive your monthly receipts in. Classy will email you a temporary password you can use to log in for the first time and create a new password. Once this is done, you can access your account any time and update your information. 

Alternatively, you can call 415-839-4305 and we can update your account information on our end. Please do not hesitate to reach out via email to donate@roomtoread.org  or the phone number above if you have any questions and thank you again for your ongoing commitment to the children who benefit from our programs.


Through our community challenge grant and other processes, we aim to build projects that are sustainable and that encourage community investment and ownership. Our model makes it so that schools have the foundation to successfully operate years after it has been built. Therefore, we do not provide additional support to partner schools after completing our three years of support.


It is Room to Read’s philosophy not to establish a direct one-to-one relationships between our donors and individual students. There are a few reasons this has been our policy, including that we want the children in our programs to see that their local community can facilitate their expanded educational opportunities and the solutions to their problems can be found within their local resources.


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