Christian Book Drive Project
A Christian Book Drive is a great service project and a great way to make a powerful impact in the prisons. Prisons are the great evangelism opportunity of the 21st century! Here’s our Book Donation Form.
A Christian Book Drive is an ideal:
Church-wide Service Project
Sunday School Class Service Project
Boy Scout Service Project or Eagle Service Project
Christian School Service Project
Bible Study Group Service Project
Service Club Project
Hundreds of churches have donated books to CLI
Here’s How a Christian Book Drive Works
Begin by announcing your Christian Book Drive. You may use the poster below or generate your own materials. The posters must have the deadline and the drop-off location. Look for other places to insert publicity such as neighborhood newspapers, church bulletins, radio station announcements, club newsletters etc. The Christian book drive should last three weeks.
Here’s an example:
Christian Book Drive – For the next 3 weeks, we will be collecting used or new Christian books for Christian Library International, a Raleigh, NC based ministry that sends them to prisons, free of charge. If you are able, please include a $20 check per box to help with our shipping expenses. A collection box will be (location) until (date). For information about this ministry see www.cli.world.
The drop-off area should be inside a church or building. It must be inside in case of rain. Wider collection boxes are better than taller boxes so they won’t tip over. Your collection team should check the box periodically to make sure it looks OK. If it is full and overflowing, remove some, not all, of the books to a storage area. Ask your book donors to include their name and address if they want a tax deductible receipt.
At the end of the 3 week book drive, ship the books to CLI. Please go through them to eliminate any non-Christian or severely damaged books. CLI pays for the outbound shipping to our prison outreaches but not for inbound shipping.
Please mail or deliver them either to our Raleigh, NC or Buford, GA shipping site. Please fill out our Book Donation Form.
When your books arrive here, our volunteers sort, stamp and repack them with other donated materials and send them off to the prisons we support. Through Christian book drives, thousands of books have been collected and hundreds of thousands of inmates have been blessed.
Download the CLI Box Poster
Download the CLI Bulletin Insert
Download the CLI brochure