We know it takes a village to raise a city of readers and our village is full of amazing partners! 

 Our Partners 

Mayor's Office

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Since our founding in 1997 the city of Philadelphia has been a supporter of Philadelphia READS. We are happy to work closely with the mayor to support the city's needs.

Reading Recycled

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Our partnership with Reading Recycled has brought new life to the Bank Bank. We are thankful for executive director Anne Keenan for being the Book Bank's full time volunteer manager  since 2017.

The Free Library of Philadelphia


From support for the Reading Olympics to our Summer READS program  the Free Library has aided us in raising a city of readers in more ways than we can name.

Read by 4th


We are a proud partner of the city's Read by 4th campaign. Together with their other partners we are working to strengthen the city's youngest readers. 

United Way


Although we are no longer located in their building we are a proud partner of the United Way. 

Action for Early Learning

Our partnership with AFEL has helped us get books into the hands of deserving children and families since 2017.

Beneficial Bank

We are always thankful for the generosity of Beneficial Bank in their support of Reading Olympics. From their donation of tote bags to providing volunteers and sponsorships they are a vital part of this annual program. 

Holman Enterprises

Whether we need help moving boxes and boxes of books, or moving our entire office, Holman Enterprises is always willing to lend a hand with resources and volunteers.

The many other partners who help make it possible…. 

1776 Startup Network

Bluecoat Gin

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

City Tap Logan Square


Fathers Reads 365

First Book

Lieberman Research Worldwide

Phil Kramer Photography Studio

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Rotary Club of Philadelphia


Senator Vincent Hughes

The Eagles Foundation

The Lighthouse

The School District of Philadelphia

The Study Hotel

The Uncommon Individual Foundation

Tree House Books

Wills Eye

And all those who hosted Book Drives for us this year!

Philadelphia READS would also like to give a warm thank you to all of the organizations, companies and individuals that hosted a book drive for our kids in 2018!  Below is a partial list of those who got involved. We do our best to recognize everyone, but if your book drive is not listed, please let us know.  Thank you!

Adath Israel

Arcadia University

Aria Health

Beth Am Israel Synagogue 

Boys Scouts Association Troop 130

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Enterprise Holdings

Excess Line Association of New York

FACTS Charter

First Judicial District of PA

Goldman Sachs

Greenfield Elementary School

Gwynedd Mercy Academy

Har Zion Temple

Harriton High School Book Club

Healthshare Exchange

Historic Fair Hill

Independence Blue Cross

Interboro High School Senior Project

Kitty Green

Liquid Hub


Mission for Tuition

Old York Road Temple

Our Lady of Mercy Regional Catholic School

PA State Representative Warren Kampf

Parkland Mom Book Club


Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Reach Out and Read Philadelphia

Rebecca Bernstein

Saint Luke School

Samuel S. Yellin School

Sasha England

Sisters of Page Book Club

Sungard Availability Services

The Agnes Irwin School

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation

TMNA Services, LLC

U.S. Attorney's Office

United Healthcare

Walnut Street Theatre

Wellnet Healthcare


Wolters Kluwer


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