Give £10 today and show a child they’re special

Christmas can be a difficult time for children who are vulnerable or in care. A surprise book gift shows them that someone cares. Will you be that someone?

Christmas Appeal gift

Through our Letterbox Club, we send book parcels out during the year to children who are vulnerable or in care. 

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

This Christmas, we want to make the children feel special by sending a surprise festive book parcel.

Your donation could help us send book gifts to over 11,500 children. 

Download a Christmas poster to help you fundraise (PDF)

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See children receiving their Letterbox parcel

We went along to see some Letterbox Club members receiving their parcels full of books, maths games and stationery earlier this year.

Children who are members of the Club receive a pack like this every month for six months.

But they're not expecting to receive the surprise Festive Book Parcel that we want to send out this Christmas - and you could help us for just £10.

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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.