Book Baskets, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was established in 1995 with the goal of encouraging reading through book ownership. Last year, over 23,000 books were placed in the appreciative hands of Charlottesville and Albemarle County children. A small bookplate is placed in the front of each book, allowing the recipient to identify the gift book as his or her own.
Ninety-six (96) percent of our funds are used to buy new books at great prices, thanks to our relationships with Scholastic, Green Valley Book Fair and First Book. In addition, many of our books are "gently used," donated via wicker baskets located in local public and private schools.