BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Back to school, back to cool! To help young students kick-start the studying season, Books-A-Million will host a Back to School Book Drive, benefiting nearly 250 schools and organizations across the country. All Books-A-Million locations will participate in the drive from July 28 to August 26, furthering the book store chain’s commitment to positively impacting local communities while fostering a love of learning in the next generation of young scholars.
“Giving back is a cornerstone of our mission at Books-A-Million,” said Scott Kappler, Chief Marketing Officer. “Thanks to the generous support of our customers, we have been able to provide millions of books to children in need over the years and have consistently exceeded our goals. We look forward to helping even more families this school year as we partner with our customers to step up and change lives!”
Since 2013, Books-A-Million has collected and donated over 1.2 million books to children and families in need during its Back-To-School and Holiday Book and Toy Drives. These philanthropic partnerships with customers provide as many as 200,000 books and toys at a time to charities like Children’s of Alabama, Toys for Tots, Ronald McDonald House and more. Each Books-A-Million store team supports a local school or organization in line with their commitment to being an integral part of the communities they serve.
Books-A-Million, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is the second largest chain of bookstores in the United States. Books-A-Million got its start in 1917 as a magazine stand in Florence, Alabama and now operates over 200 stores in 32 states as well as an online store at booksamillion.com. While Books-A-Million’s presence has grown, the goal has remained the same: to serve each community with the best selection of books, toys, games and entertainment, all at great prices. Find the nearest Books-A-Million at booksamillion.com/storefinder. Follow Books-A-Million on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest to discover shelf inspiration, new releases, gifts and more.