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 Fall 2022 Campaign
In Fall 2022, Emerson's Nonprofit class began working with Samuel Adams Elementary School in East Boston to provide new, teacher-selected books to the students in need. By the end of the semester, the team had collected and donated over 400 Samuel Adams Elementary students.
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.
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.
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.
Our Fall 2020 Campaign
In Fall 2020, 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.
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.
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.