impact report

ABC impact report 2022

Acorn Book Club has been collecting pre-loved children’s books donated by the public and re-distributing them to local schools since 2018. We help get high quality books into the hands of children who might not otherwise have access to them.

As well as facilitating the access of books, ABC has taken on multiple comprehensive refurbishment projects in collaboration with schools to provide quiet spaces and libraries where children can read for pleasure.

Our focus moving forward is to support an even larger number of schools, supply a wider selection of diverse and inclusive books, and to continue to provide books for children to enjoy at home.

83%
Of schools say that we have helped to create a culture of reading within their school.
91%
Of schools say that we have helped increase interest in reading from disengaged pupils.
100%
Of schools say that we have encouraged more pupil conversations about books and reading.

In the past 12 months we have...

Distributed over
30,000
Books, comics & magazines
Supported the literacy of over
12,500
children
We have seen a huge improvement in the number of children reading for pleasure, and a tremendous effect on some pupils' engagement with reading"
Crystal Powell - Fairview Primary
“The reading nook has transformed lunchtimes with children choosing to read and enjoy books together
Aimi Vdovin - Rockliffe Manor Primary
We cannot believe the generosity of the general public. It's the best thing that has happened to this school in years."
Dean Houston - St. Saviours Primary
“This is going to make a massive difference to the children. If we can instil a love of reading in them now, it's going to have an impact on their whole lives.
Jola Nowakowska - Lyndhurst Primary

We have seen a huge improvement in the number of children reading for pleasure, and a tremendous effect on some pupils’ engagement with reading."

Crystal Powell - Fairview Primary

The reading nook has transformed lunchtimes with children choosing to read and enjoy books together."

Aimi Vdovin - Rockliffe Manor Primary

We cannot believe the generosity of the general public. It's the best thing that has happened to this school in years."

Dean Houston - St. Saviour's Primary

This is going to make a massive difference to the children. If we can instill a love of reading in them now, it’s going to have an impact on their whole lives."

Jola Nowakowska - Lyndhurst Primary
Rob Sargent
Acorn Group Chairman

I am immensely proud to have chaired the Acorn Book Club Board of Trustees since its inception in 2018.

Thanks to the generous help of our investors, volunteers and donating members of the public, ABC continues to go from strength to strength, donating thousands of books every month to local schools and organisations."

Our Reach

Library project
Book project

How can you help?

You can donate pre-loved childrens books suitable for ages 3-11 at any of our 40+ drop off locations throughout London, Kent, and Medway.

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