Wish–A-Book aims to provide disadvantaged children with access to brand new books of their choice to recapture or expand on their joy and love of reading. We are also pleased to provide these children with books to keep and call their own. Usually, these children only get to choose from a small selection of donated used books, which they often can only borrow and need to return.
Additionally, we hold gently used book drives to expand the libraries of many establishments.
Wish-A-Book has worked with numerous local organizations in South Florida, including SOS Children’s Village, JAFCO, B'nai Torah Congregation, Boca Raton Elementary School, and Highland Elementary School in Lake Worth, FL. If you'd like to work with us, please fill out the form on the Make A Difference page.
Wish–A–Book is a community service project started in 2011 by Drew Siegel in South Florida. It is now run by his sister Carly Siegel. We believe reading is important both for school and for pleasure. Too often, children have an abundance of reading to do for school and lose the love of reading they had when ample time was available to read a book they personally selected for their own enjoyment. Reading is one of the most important skills we can develop. Reading helps us with our communication skills, our speech skills, and our logical thinking skills. Reading expands our knowledge, helps with our concentration, and of course allows us to escape into another world.
Just one book can change a child's life!