Georgetown University Angel Book Drive

Angel Book Drive

The Project

We never forget the books we loved as children. The Angel Book Drive is an opportunity for members of the Georgetown University community to bring the gift of reading to children and young adults in the Washington, D.C. area who have limited access to reading materials. Each year, the University community donates thousands of books to children and young people in the D.C. community. We have distributed books to local schools, shelters, hospitals, health centers, and other organizations. Please join us this year by donating a copy of your favorite new or gently used children’s book or by volunteering your time to help sort donations.

Donate In Person or Online

Contributing to the Georgetown Angel Book Drive is easy! Participants simply drop off new or gently used books for children and young adults at one of several collection sites across our campuses. Donations should be shared by December 11, 2023

Donations may also be sent via mail to:

Attn: Angel Book Drive

3700 O Street, N.W.

Healy Hall 204 

Washington, DC 20057

Collection bins are located at:

Main and Medical Center Campuses

  • Building D lobby
  • Car Barn lobby
  • Hariri Building, second-floor atrium 
  • Healey Family Student Center
  • Hoya Kids
  • ICC, third-floor elevators
  • John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletic Center, entrance
  • Lauinger Memorial Library lobby
  • Pre-Clinical Science Building, outside Dahlgren Memorial Library 
  • St. Mary’s Hall, front lobby
  • The Georgetown University Bookstore
  • The Office of the President, second-floor Healy Hall
  • Yates Field House check-in desk

School of Continuing Studies

  • Level C1, front desk

Georgetown University Law Center & Capitol Campus

  • Eric. E. Hotung International Law Building lobby
  • Edward Bennett Williams Law Library lobby
  • 500 First Street, NW lobby

2115 Wisconsin Avenue NW

  • Lobby elevators

You can also donate using the Georgetown Angel Book Drive’s Wishlist. Choose from suggested titles or pick your own childhood favorite! 

Beneficiaries

Through the years, the Georgetown University Angel Book Drive has partnered with programs throughout the Washington, D.C. region.  Past partner organizations have included:

  • CentroNia – CentroNia is a bilingual education community for children, teenagers, and adults.
  • Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) – CNMC is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area.
  • Crossway Community – Crossway Community is a non-profit organization that offers services to the D.C. community to reduce poverty and create social change
  • Georgetown University Hospital – The Hospital provides care to countless patients and uses the book donations throughout the hospital including the pediatric mobile van and the NICU.
  • Hope and a Home – Hope and a Home is a community-based organization providing low-income families with the tools to create sustainable homes for themselves and their families.
  • Jumpstart – Jumpstart brings together college students and community volunteers to help ensure that children in America enter school prepared to succeed.
  • KIPP DC Aim Academy – KIPP DC is a network of public, college preparatory charter schools in Washington DC. The Aim Academy was created to continue the success of KIPP DC’s first school, Key Academy.
  • LaSalle Elementary Schools – LaSalle Public Elementary Schools operates three school buildings servicing Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.
  • Perry School Community Service Center: Bright Beginnings – The Perry School Community Service Center provides services to individuals in DC facing poverty. Bright Beginnings serves as a developmental childcare center.
  • St. Ann’s Infant and Maternity Home – St. Ann’s program provides residential care and services to abused and neglected children and to single pregnant and parenting adolescents.
  • Scrilla Carmelitas Day Care Center – Scrilla Carmelitas Day Care Center provides childcare services to over 40 families.
  • So Others Might Eat (SOME) – SOME is an interfaith, community based organization serving D.C.’s homeless and extremely poor citizens.
  • Thea Bowman House – SOME’s Thea Bowman Housing Program provides housing for families in need.
  • Washington Jesuit Academy (WJA) – WJA is a Catholic middle school offering tuition-free education to disadvantaged boys in the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.