Bazillion Book Drive Communication Helps

Here are some communication examples to use when sharing about this exciting project. 

Newsletters / Emails:


Project Overview

The people of the United Methodist Churches in North Alabama believe every child deserves a new book! So we are collecting a BAZILLION new children’s books this spring that we will distribute to agencies and organizations working with children 3rd grade and younger who are in under-resourced communities or who are living below the poverty line. We have chosen this age range because statistics tell us that children who are not reading at grade level by the 3rd grade have little chance of graduating from high school. 

Local congregations are invited to participate in the Bazillion Book Drive. There are many ways you can participate.

  • Collect new children’s books. For a list of recommended titles go to www.bazillionbookdrive.com.
  • Recommend eligible agencies and organizations to apply to receive books for the children they serve.
  • Be a part of our District’s Bazillion Book Big Event on {date}

Watch for updates from our District Bazillion Book Drive Team! For more information go to www.bazillionbookdrive.com.

 

Invitation to Donate Books

Join with other United Methodist Churches in our District to collect a Bazillion new children’s books this spring! Your congregation and community can be a part of the Bazillion Book Drive by donating new children’s books for children 3rd grade and younger. There’s a Bazillion Book Drive Suggested Book List which has been compiled from suggestions from educators, reading specialists and agencies working with children in our Conference area. Share that list for some great ideas of titles to purchase and donate!

Have your congregation and community bring new books to your church. Then bring a crowd and all your collected books to our District’s Bazillion Books Big Event on {date} at {place} so they can be sorted and distributed to agencies and organizations working with children 3rd grade and younger who are in under-resourced communities or who are living below the poverty line.

Every child deserves a new book! For more information go to www.bazillionbookdrive.com.

 

District Bazillion Book Big Event

{Date} will be a big day in the {District Name}. We are holding our District Bazillion Book Big Event at {Place} from {start time} to {end time}.

On that day congregations are invited to bring the new children’s books they have collected for children 3rd grade and younger. We will celebrate and sort the collected books so they can be distributed to agencies in our area. 

There are a bazillion reasons why church members of all ages will want to attend this Big Event! The day will feature {mention the fun things – especially noting activities for children, featured storytellers or musicians, etc.}.

Most importantly, it will be a day all our United Methodists can take part in making a difference in the lives of under-resourced children. Every child deserves a new book!


Social Media:


General Tips:

  • Use the hashtag #bazillionbookdrive on all posts. 
     
  • Include pictures and graphics to attract more attention.
     
  • Use analytics and maximize your posts at times when your followers are most likely to respond!
     
  • Post about milestones. Such as:
    {District Name} just topped a hundred new books for the #BazillionBookDrive. Thanks to {Church Name} UMC for the latest stack of donated books!
     
  • Inspire people to donate by sharing statistical information. Watch for regular emails from the Conference Bazillion Book Drive Team. These will include additional information you can share.


Facebook 


Project Overview

Sample Post 1:

Every child deserves a new book! So United Methodists are collecting a BAZILLION new children’s books this spring for children 3rd grade and younger who are in under-resourced communities or who are living below the poverty line. You and your congregation are invited to be a part of this Bazillion Book Drive. For more information visit www.bazillionbookdrive.com.

Sample Post 2:

Every child deserves a new book! Statistics show that 80% of children in under-resourced communities are not reading at grade level and that children who are not reading at grade level by the 3rd grade have a low chance of graduating from high school. United Methodists want to help give them a chance! Find out how you and your congregation can be a part the Bazillion Book Drive at www.bazillionbookdrive.com.
 

Invitation to Donate Books

Sample Post 1:

We United Methodists are collecting a Bazillion new children’s books this spring! Check out the Bazillion Book Drive Suggested Book List which includes suggestions from educators, reading specialists and agencies working with children in our Conference area. Find a title you like, purchase it and bring it to your local United Methodist Church. Our District will hold our Bazillion Books Big Event on {date} at {place} to gather and sort the new books to be distributed to agencies and organizations working with children 3rd grade and younger who are in under-resourced communities or who are living below the poverty line. Every child deserves a new book!
 

Bazillion Book Big Event

Sample Post 1:

There are a bazillion reasons why church members of all ages will want to attend the {District Name} Bazillion Book Big Event on {date} at {place}! This is the day our congregations are invited to bring the new children’s books they have collected as part of the Bazillion Book Drive. We will gather, sort and prepare the books to be distributed to agencies in our area serving under-resourced children 3rd grade and younger. The day will feature {mention 3 fun things}. Most importantly, it will be a day all our {District Name} United Methodists help make a difference in the lives of children.
 

Twitter


Project Overview

Sample Tweet 1:

Every child deserves a new book! Find out how you and your congregation can be a part of the Bazillion Book Drive at www.bazillionbookdrive.com 

Sample Tweet 2:

United Methodists are collecting a Bazillion new children’s books this spring! Find out more at www.bazillionbookdrive.com
 

Invitation to Donate Books

Sample Tweet 1:

Help us collect a BAZILLION new children’s books this spring! Find out more at www.bazillionbookdrive.com

Sample Tweet 2:

Donate a book and make a difference in a child’s life. Find out more at www.bazillionbookdrive.com
 

Bazillion Book Big Event

There are a bazillion reasons church members of all ages will want to attend the {District Name} Bazillion Book Big Event on {date} at {place}! Find out more {online calendar event web address}. 
 

Instagram


Project Overview

Every child deserves a new book! Find out how you and your congregation can be a part of the Bazillion Book Drive at www.bazillionbookdrive.com


Invitation to Donate Books

Help us collect a BAZILLION new children’s books this spring! Find out more at www.bazillionbookdrive.com

Donate a book and make a difference in a child’s life. Find out more at www.bazillionbookdrive.com 



Bazillion Book Big Event

The {District Name} Bazillion Book Big Event will be {date} at {place}! This is the day our congregations are invited to bring the new children’s books they have collected as part of the Bazillion Book Drive. We will gather, sort and prepare the books to be distributed to agencies in our area serving under-resourced children 3rd grade and younger. The day will feature {mention 3 fun things}. Most importantly, it will be a day all our {District Name} United Methodists will help make a difference in the lives of children!


Public Service Announcements


Project Overview and Invitation to Donate Books

The people of the United Methodist Churches in North Alabama believe every child deserves a new book! So they are collecting a BAZILLION new children’s books this spring for children 3rd grade and younger who are in under-resourced communities or who are living below the poverty line. You are invited to be part of this Bazillion Book Drive. Donate a new children’s book by dropping it off at a local United Methodist Church. For a Suggested Book List and more information visit www.bazillionbookdrive.com.
 


Press Release

Contact {Coordinator’s Name}
{Phone Number}
{Email}

For Immediate Release

United Methodist Churches holding Children’s Book Drive

The people of the United Methodist Churches in North Alabama believe every child deserves a new book, so they are sponsoring a Bazillion Book Drive. 

The goal is to collect as many new children’s books for children ages 3rd grade and younger as possible. The books will be distributed to agencies, churches and other groups in our area that work with children who are in under-resourced communities or who are living below the poverty line.

The Bazillion Book Drive is focusing on collecting new books for children 3rd grade and younger because statistics tell us that children who are not reading at grade level by the 3rd grade have little chance of graduating from high school. Additionally, statistics tell us that 80% of children in under-resourced communities are not reading at grade level. 

You can be a part of this effort for children in our area by donating a new children’s book. Simply drop it off at a local United Methodist Church {or list designated drop-off spots}.

For a Suggested Book List and more information visit www.bazillionbookdrive.com.

 

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