Can corporate sponsorship be a positive way for schools to make up for what tax dollars can't provide? The answer depends on so many variables, I am not sure a clear "yes" or "no" is possible. Let me ask a different question- "Can corporate dollars that provide books for students be a positive for a school?" I believe the answer to that question is a resounding "YES!".
We would love to work with a school's currents sponsor or perhaps help a school enlist a sponsor who wants to be involved in the school's literacy programs. It is not about naming rights for a library, but rather, the addition of several hundred books that students can access through the library or perhaps books for each student to take home over the summer. If your school does not have a corporate sponsor or sponsors, you may want to seriously consider approaching some local businesses with the idea.
Large gifts are always a blessings, but small gifts of $300 to $500 are a perfect way to start and allow small businesses to contribute. Just think what 300-500 books would mean to your students! Sponsors could give a certain number of books as a prize for a class project, a reward for a job well done...there are endless ways to construct a giving program, but the end result is great books for more kids and that is never a bad thing!
Please contact Once Upon a Time Books - we would love to work out a plan with your school that gets the most books into the hands of the most students!