Give £10 today and bring joy to a vulnerable child this Christmas

Christmas can be hard for children who are vulnerable or in care. Just one book can brighten their Christmas. Can you help?

Illustration by Ashling Lindsay of a little girl holding a book for Christmas
Through the Letterbox Club, we send book parcels out during the year to children who are vulnerable or in care. 

For many of the children, it may be the first time they have had a letter or parcel through the post, and for some, these may be the first books they’ve owned.

The BookTrust Christmas appeal raises money to send them a special parcel at what can be a hard time of year; it may be their first festive season away from their family, or there may be no money to buy presents.

This year, your donation could help send surprise book gifts to over 12,250 vulnerable children to bring joy and brighten their Christmas and support our work through the year.

Donate today

Thank you postcard from Gracie after BookTrust's Christmas appeal

Bring joy to a child this Christmas

Give a £10 book gift

An excited boy holding a bookYou can help us spread the word

We'd love you to join us in spreading the word about our 2019 Christmas appeal!

To help you out, we've created a poster which you can download and print. And if you want to help us spread the word online, check out our toolkit which includes ideas for social media posts and images you can use.

Download the poster (PDF)

Download the social media toolkit (.zip)

More about what we do and why

The Letterbox Club

The Letterbox Club

The Letterbox Club aims to inspire a love of reading and engagement with numeracy in children aged 3-13 who are looked-after. They are enrolled by local authorities and schools, and receive monthly parcels of books and educational materials.

Why reading matters

How we make a difference

BookTrust supports children and families to experience the joy of reading and its associated benefits through our programmes and activities.

How to support us

Help us get families reading

A love of books changes lives. Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better at school, as well as be more socially, culturally and emotionally prepared for life.