Support Reach Out and Read :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Make a Donation to Reach Out and Read

Thank you for you interest in donating to Reach Out and Read! There are a number of ways you can donate listed below.

Donate your Gently Used Books to Reach Out and Read


We distribute 10,000 books each month to our clinics.  We need your help!

What kind of books can I donate?

  • New or gently-used books for children up to a 5th grade reading level

  • NO books with religious or political messaging

  • NO books with torn, molded or ripped pages

Where do I drop off my book donations?

In order to properly inventory all donated books, it is imperative that donated books be dropped off to a Reach Out and Read staff member before they ever reach any of our patients.  Please fill out the Book Donation request and instructions will follow about where to drop off.

Can I drop off my books at any Nationwide Children's Hospital location?

Due to our strict guidelines, a Reach Out and Read staff member must inventory all book donations.  Please DO NOT drop off your books before filling out the Book Donation request. Once the form is received,  you will be given instructions about where to drop off.

Is there a minimum number of books that I have to donate?

There is no minimum number of books you can donate. 

Make a Gift to Reach Out and Read

We appreciate your support in making a gift to Reach Out and Read. Monetary donations can only be accepted online. Please do not mail your gift to Nationwide Children's Hospital. 

To make a gift, please utilize our secure Make a Gift form!

Each dollar collected goes towards the purchase of new books. $30 will supply 1 newborn 10 books by the time they enter into kindergarten!

In 2014, we supplied over 60,000 new books to our pediatricians to prepare children between 6 months and 5 years of age for kindergarten.   

Make a Gift today!

Contact Reach Out and Read

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000