Give £10 today and send a special book gift to a vulnerable child.

Christmas won't be magical for every child.

A special book gift can add sparkle.

Can you help?
Hannah Shaw illustration of a boy receiving a book

The BookTrust Christmas appeal raises money to send book parcels to children who are vulnerable or in care.  This year, more so than ever before, there will be children who may not be looking forward to Christmas.

Their families might be facing challenging circumstances or significant hardship; and some children may be spending this Christmas away from their families for the first time. Your donation could help brighten Christmas for 14,250 children who are vulnerable or in care - that's 1,800 more children than last year. And for the first time, some parcels will be given out through community foodbanks to help some families who have been adversely affected by lockdowns and who are facing a difficult Christmas.

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Illustration by Hannah Shaw of happy boy with book and dog

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.