JOin Tree house books on our journey to get high quality books in homes all across philadelphia!


We surpassed 75,000 books in 2018!

Do you remember, as a child, picking your favorite book in your school library to bring home to your family? Do you remember those special moments, reading during bedtime, or alone in your special hiding place? Unfortunately, many Philadelphia schools do not have a lending library, and many families have few books in their home. At Tree House Books, we understand that much of a child's learning occurs beyond traditional school settings, which is why we have spent the past 10 years building relationships and providing support to inspire reading in the home.  Our goal with this campaign is to ensure that every child, every home, has books to support each child's journey towards a love of reading and a happy, successful life.

In 2017, our goal was to distribute 50,000 books to Philadelphia homes. We went above and beyond that goal by distributing over 67,000 books!

We did it together -- Thank you!

By 2018, our goal increased to a lofty 75,000 books to Philadelphia homes. Amazingly, through your support and care, we were able to surpass that goal, giving away over 81,000 books! Many thanks to all of the volunteers and donors who helped make this possible!

Campaign Partners

1010 Printing

Academy House

Amerihealth Caritas Community Investment

Bags of Books


Beautiful Black Queens for Breast Feeding Awareness and Empowerment

Berenstain Bears Inc.

Big Blue Marble Bookstore

Book Sharing

Books Through Bars

Bridget Boyle

Bucks County Montessori Charter School

Campus Safety Services

Catholic Social Services

Center City Orthodontics 

Chesterbook Aacademy

Children's Book World

Circle Thrift

City Year Duckery

Clifton Larson Allen

Community Action Group

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care

Diversified Community Services

Drinker Biddle & Reath

Duckery School

Duke Philadelphia

East Passyunk Recreation Center

Eastern University Edelman Wealth Management

Educational Opportunities for Families

Elkin's Park Free Library

Engineering & Carver High School

Epiphany Church

F.A. Davis Publishing

Fathers Lead 365

Feasterville Library and Rotary

Friends of Bache Martin

Friends of Hankin Library

Friends Select School

H.A. Brown School

Habitat for Humanity


Haverford College

Haverford College Hilton at Penn's Landing

Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing


Independence Blue Cross

Jidan Cleaning

Joseph Fox Bookshop

Kencrest Early Learning Center Kensington Soccer Club

Lamatek, Inc.

Leadership Fellows At Eastern University

Lieberman Research Worldwide

Lilypad Philly

Little Bags.Big Impact

Little People Big Stars

Logan Township School DistrictMass Mutual

Morgan Hall N. Temple

Morgan Stanley My Mother of Consolation Parish School

New Connections

North Central Victim Services

Optum Health



Outside the Bars

Parks and Recreation

Partnership for Community Supports



Penn Book Center

People's Emergency Center Action for Early Learning Philadelphia Head Start Partnership

Philadelphia Public Relations Association

Phillie Phanatic


Project HOME


Quirk BookS

Read by 4th

Regenerating Our Offspring Through Stories

Rodeph Shalom

Running Press

Schell Group c/o Merril Lynch

School District of Philadelphia SEI Investment Company

Sequoia Hall

Slice Communications

Smith Memorial PlaygroundSoho Press

Springboard Collaborative

St Joe's

Stepping Stones Scholars

Taggart School

Talk It Up

Telrose CorporationTemple Reslife

Temple School of Social Work

Temple Student PSEAThe Do-Gooders


The Goldenberg Group

The Miracle Book Project

The Philadelphia Foundation

The Village LibraryTru

Mark Financial Credit Union Uhuru

United Way of Great Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Welsh Valley Middle School


William Penn Charter School

Women's National Book Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Young Impressions Learning Center

Thank you to the many individuals and small groups who have donated books over the past year.  As books pour in from across the region, we strive to thank every person who gives. However, if we were unable to capture your donation on this list, please let us know!

Book Donors

Bernadine Abad

Sharon Achilles

Claire Adams

Toya Algarin

Chance Anies

Kristin Attenberg

Holly Auer

Dynise Balcavage

Ezell Barksdale

Pilar Bartley

Joan Batory

Claire Batten

Christine Beck

Ellen Bedenko

David Belanger

Mike Berenstain

Vera Black

Lisa Blackwell

Carol Blumenfeld

Robert Borenstein

June M. Bretz

Maura Briscoe

BJ Brown

David Brown

Liam Brown

Taevennah Brown

Ted Brown

Amy Buckman

Donna Bullock

Wanda Butler

Ronda Butler

Renee Carl

Shevela Carter

Lamir Chandler

Francesca Chappius

William Cho

Onisha Claire

Pat Claybrook

Meredith Clayton

Patrick Cobbs

Brett Cohen  

Rosemary Connors

Michala Costello

Fran Costigan

Nate Couper

Alex Courtney

Lisa Critzer

Terrice Culbreath

Nguyen Van Cuong

MK Daley

Brock Davis

Owen Dennehy

Eric Dickstein

Emerson Dieckmeyer

Eric Dolaway

Cory Donovan

Amy Doolittle  

Nuitar Dougherty

Jack Durfee

Adam Dvorin

Andrew Eells

Danielle Eleby

Summer Estee



Joe Filaseta

John Fleming

Jonas Floyd

Terry Fouts

Michelle Freiling

Michel Gilbert

Lynda Ginsparg

Karl Golden

Emma Goldstein

Rikki Goswell

Elana Governer

Alexa Grabelle

Lisa Grabelle

Karen Guss

Michelle Haggerty

Renee Harris

Kathy Hastings

Dormal Hee Fischerl

Katie Hegele

Shannon Hickman

Kelly Honor

Sue Husken

Sandy Huston

Jasmine Ingram

Charles Ireland

Christine Jacobs

Christopher Jacobs

Kenneth James

Denzel Johnson

Margaret Johnson

Jillian Kalaman

Ed Kaplan

Abdul Kashem

Lori Katz

Brigid Kehoe

Courtney Kelly

Seung Kim

Maggie Kirk

Kevin Kleinshmidt

Jamie Krall

Maura Krause

Natalie Krieger  

Emalee Lally

Bonnie Lauer

John Lauer

Ulicia Lawrence-Oladeinde

Rebecca Ledbetter

Julia Lee

Olga Leigh

Nancy Lemar

Lois Levin

Jennifer Liharik  

Anna Lockhart

Linda Maldonado

Karen Maloy

Bianca Marris

Julie Matzke

Kimberly McKay

Loretta McMullen

Deja Miller

Keith Monahan

Ashley Montague

Emily Morrow

Taryn Murphy

Melissa Musick


Lewis Nash

Tameka Nash

Elizabeth Nathans

Brett Nealis

James Newman

Trang Nguyen

Megan Novak

Bonnie Paul

Josh Peckman

John Phillips

Lena Pinder

Eric Pitt

Marissa Preston

Marne Quillinan

Mackenzie Radice

Kim Rayer

Diane Reott

Terry Roche

Betty Rodgers

Shelby Rozell

Rachel Sakofs

Tyrone Sampson

Charlotte Sauage

Judy Schachner

Roger Scott

Radul Scrofani

Ajza Shields

Kathleen Sholinsky

Ryan Simmons

Christian Smith

Jill Smith

Zachary Snider

Fran Snyder

Mimi Sochor

James & Rochelle Solomon

Maureen Stanley

Andrew Starfield

Jahniya Stone

Andrew Swan

Mara Swift

Brooklynn Taylor

Leuan Tender

Lisa Thomas

Rocco Tomasetto

Kathy Toomey

Cindy Tran

Mark Tucker

Lauren Wallace

Gretchen Walsh

John Warren

Olivia Warren

James Washington

Jon Weiss

Deena Weissman

Anna Welsh

Sharon West

James Wiley

Linda WIlliamson

Barbara Young

Bonnie Young

Yun Zeng

Jake Zlomik