At Grassroot Givers, we are committed to providing access to books for every family. We share books through many literacy programs and have distributed over half a million books since our inception.
We also provide books to...
Book Bikes (sponsored by CDPHP)
A whimsical, eye-catching mobile library which allows us to share diverse books out in the community.
HATAS's Feed & Read Weekend Backpack Program
Our partnership with the Homeless and Travelers Aid Society ensures that 600 students in the Albany City School District receive one age-appropriate book each week during the school year, along with their weekend food backpack. At the end of the year, each child has accumulated their own home library of 30 books to enjoy.
Fashionable, properly fitted, seasonal clothing promotes healthy childhood development and improves overall self-esteem.
Home Essentials Program
Through our Home Essentials Program we work closely with the Healthy Alliance team to provide home essentials: pots, pans, dishes, glassware, utensils, linens, blankets, comforters, towels, and small appliances. These basic tools help 380 families a year transition into their new apartments.
Our Partnership With Healthy Alliance
Month of Simple Giving
The outcomes are amazing! We create and distribute $30,000 worth of basic necessities and raise $30,000 to support our mission.
During Covid we expanded our outreach through our Pop Up Shops in order to help individuals and families in local neighborhoods.
Watch for more information as we're out and about in the community!
Stop by our book sales at the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza throughout June and August. All proceeds benefit Grassroot Givers’ Book Project.
We hold used, like-new book collections during the Spring and Fall during Bethlehem Recycling Day at Bethlehem Town Park, Bethlehem Public Library, and Bethlehem Middle School.
We collect like-new or new linens, blankets, and comforters at the Delmar Farmer’s Market during summer months.