Giving to Reach Out and Read

Book Donations

Giving to Reach Out and ReadComing to the doctor’s office can be tough for all families, so at Nationwide Children’s incorporating Reach Out and Read helps to transform waiting areas into a literacy-enriched waiting area. Families are welcomed by donated books in our waiting areas and are encouraged to take these books home! We offer books for all readers including chapter, picture and board books.

We Accept Gently Used and New

  • Picture books
  • Board books

If you live in the Central Ohio and would like to donate books please contact Please do not bring book donation to Nationwide Children's locations.  

Donors outside Central Ohio can visit PROGRAM NEAR YOU  to locate a nearby Reach Out and Read site.

Give the Gift of Reading

Monetary Donations 

Every dollar donated to Reach Out and Read goes towards the purchase of resources to support our families’ literacy and school-readiness needs. We accept credit cards and checks. Checks can be made out to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, please place Reach Out and Read in the memo section. Then mail to Nationwide Children’s Hospital:  Reach Out and Read 255 East Main Street Columbus, Ohio 43215.  Credit cards are accepted to make a one-time or recurring donation by using our secure Make a Gift form!

Please do not place cash donations in the mail.

Nationwide Children's Hospital is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. (EIN: 31-1036370).