“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
Wonderland BookSavers: a child-founded, child-run 501(c)3
“Our Mission is to help children realize the magical awesomeness of reading!”
Founder Chairman Brooks Barry and President Reid Barry, loading multiple shipping containers bound for Sierra Leone with books, clothing, baby items and school supplies, Summer 2022.
We work toward our goals by inspiring children to donate their most loved books, shoes and school supplies so that other children can have the opportunity to receive an education and pursue their dreams. Our used goods enjoy a second life with new generations of children, providing opportunities, and keeping these items out of landfills and recycling centers. 100% of our funds are used for the purchase of books or pencils, so that children can learn. We spend NO money on delivery, packaging or administration.
To share in our amazing journey, and see the impact that we have had on communities at home and around the world, please follow our link, “Love thy neighbor as thy self,” Matthew 22:39
We began as a community summer book club in 2012 and have grown together, a group of 15 students currently ranging in age from 10-25. We want to meet you! WBS TEAM
There are so many ways we can work together. Please join us as we connect with children both locally and internationally. Together, we can bring more beauty to our world.
We are dedicated to promoting global literacy by spreading the joy of reading. We work to redistribute quality literature to children who would otherwise lack access to books. To learn more about our project, please visit Our Mission
As of 2022, we have donated over 1,000,000 books, plus additional in-kind donations, to children in the US and abroad. Distribution locations include Bridgeport Connecticut, Newtown Connecticut, New Haven Connecticut, Boston Massachusetts, Knoxville Tennessee, Vermont, Appalachia West Virginia, Cape Town South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Jacmel Haiti, Honduras, Ecuador, Cuzco Peru, Lima Peru, China, Rwanda including the Batwa Pygmy Tribe, the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Nation of the Rosebud, Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Reservations of South Dakota, Houston Texas, Nigeria, Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, Northern Cheyenne of Lame Deer Montana, Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, Somalia, Zambia, Cameroon, Yemeni refugee camps, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Zululand.
Hospitals that have received our Knot-Yet-a-Blanket & Book Kits include: Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg Campus Pediatric Oncology/Hematology Ward in Allentown Pennsylvania, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Pediatric Ward in New York City, CHAD: Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock in New Hampshire, and Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital in Connecticut. Additionally, we have provided Blankets & Books to Love146 in New Haven, Connecticut, a child trafficking rescue organization.
To learn more about how we’re helping our domestic and international communities, and to find out how you can get involved, please visit Love Thy Neighbor and Feed Just One. If you are in need of books or supplies, please Contact Us. Inspired by Literature? Consider joining our international book club, One Book: One World.