Beginning Aug. 2, teachers, librarians and health practitioners will stock up on donated reading materials from the Children's Book Project at its new location in the Sunset.
The organization, which was founded in 1992 to put donated books into the hands of disadvantaged children, has moved from its former site on Napoleon Street in the Bayview after its rent was doubled there, said Agnes Lord, a member of the project's board of directors.
The pickup spot's new site is at 1360 43rd Ave. in Room 105 of the Francis Scott Key annex. The building is owned by the San Francisco Unified School District, but has been condemned for use by students due to seismic issues. The organization has a one-year contract with the district to use the space free of charge, according to Lord.
More than 100,000 books annually are given through the project to teachers, librarians, health care professionals and facilities that serve children. Many are sent to child care centers, homeless shelters and schools, according to the project. Some books are given directly to children, many of whom have never owned a book.
The Book Project also has a new mailing address: 3433 21st St., San Francisco, CA 94110, and a new phone number: (415) 665-6315.