our history

The impact of our campaigns are both immediate and

ongoing - allowing generations of children

access to books and diverse stories.

40% of Boston's Public Schools do not have a library. We are helping to change this statistic, one book at a time. 

Our Spring 2022 Campaign

In Spring 2022 Emerson's Nonprofit class continued its work with Thomas Edison K-8 school to continue collecting books for its first library. This time, gently-used age appropriate books were donated to the school. Tatte Bakery and Cafe, the Oak Street YMCA, Cafe Mirror and Emerson College hosted donation bins. 1000 books were donated.

Students that worked on the campaign in Fall 2021.

Our Fall 2021 Campaign

In Fall 2021 Emerson's Nonprofit fundraising campaign class worked with Thomas Edison K-8 school to help build its first library. The Emerson students worked to gather diverse and inclusive books that would represent all the students at Thomas Edison, ending the campaign having gathered 350 books.

Students from the Spring 2021 Campaign.

Our Spring 2021 Campaign

In spring 2021, Emerson's Nonprofit fundraising campaign class worked with Excel High School in Southie. The Emerson student team launched this campaign that resulted in 400+ new diverse and inclusive books being donated by supporters.

Students from the Fall 2020 campaign.

Our Fall 2020 Campaign

Students in Emerson College's Nonprofit Fundraising Campaigns class worked with McCormack Middle School in Dorchester to provide them with 325 books that reflect the student population.

Students from the Spring 2020 campaign.

Our Spring 2020 Campaign

In 2020 the class worked with New Mission High School in Hyde Park. Four students from NMHS worked with the class to create engaging videos in which the students explained the need for inclusive books. The campaign resulted in 350 books being donated to the school. As the campaign took place during COVID-19, the books received were distributed to students at home by NMHS director Cory McCarthy.

Students from the Fall 2019 Campaign.

Our Fall 2019 Campaign

On The Same Page ran its first inclusive book campaign supporting the George H. Conley Elementary School for its official launch. The campaign went live on April 2, 2019 and allowed supporters to donate books via a wish list to the school. Emerson College Nonprofit Fundraising Campaign students along with founder and professor Cathryn Edelstein collected 400+ donated books for the elementary school students, far exceeding the goal.