My Own Book Fund

  • New York


535 E. 86th St.
Suite 10D
New York
New York
United States

About Us

My Own Book Fund, a non-profit that supports children's literacy through book ownership, is looking for volunteers. The program brings 3rd graders from schools in disadvantaged neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs to bookstores and lets each child pick out $50 worth of books of their choosing to begin their own home library. Volunteers meet with 3rd grade classes, prep the students on how to pick a book that's right for them and accompany them on their shopping trip to the bookstore. Volunteering at one school requires a time commitment of roughly six mornings in total over a two-month period. It's a perfect fit for those who love books and kids. For more information, please look at the website:

If interested in discussing volunteer opportunities further, please contact Jennifer Stark at or 347-553-8664.