Book Project

Grassroot Givers aims to spark a love for books in children and adults across the Capital Region. We accept donations of beautiful, like-new books and puts them back into the community through its various programs, such as Albany Feed-and-Read and Little Free Library. Since our inception in 2011, we have given out over 250,000 books to Albany Public Schools, Books for Troops, Albany County Headstart and countless other organizations.

Little Free Library (LFL)

The Little Free Library Program focuses on giving access to books in places without local libraries, or schools that have dated or old books. We enlist the help of community members to build and maintain freestanding book boxes, where anyone can take or drop a book off. Here's a map of our LFLs in Albany.


We are grateful to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital District for their generous support of our Little Free Library Program.

Albany Feed-and-Read Backpack Program (FAR)

Albany FAR provides backpacks filled with food for 625 students every weekend during the school year. Starting in 2017, Grassroot Givers began adding one age-appropriate book to each backpack, resulting in 20,000 books per year for underserved students. The program provides critical support to hungry children in an effort to reduce absenteeism and to keep children on the right track. 


Albany FAR is a collaboration between HATAS, Regional Food Bank, Albany Fund for Education, and Grassroot Givers.

Special thanks to our sponsor:

Facility Address

Mailing Address


Donation Guidelines

522 Washington Ave.

Albany, NY 12203

P.O. Box 84

Delmar NY 12054

(518) 599-5157

(518) 817-5921 (Roberta)

(518) 542-1276 (Mary)

We are now OPEN FOR DONATIONS as of August 5, 2019!

Grassroot Givers is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, supporting underserved communities in the Capital District. 
Our EIN is 80-0267317.

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