Parnassus Books is thrilled to partner with St. Luke's Community House to offer the opportunity to purchase children’s and teen books to be donated for their annual holiday Toy Store. The empowering Toy Store model allows pre-registered parents in need to shop for new, quality toys sold at prices any family can afford and to select reading-level appropriate books for free. By selling new toys for $1-10 and giving away new books, families with limited means no longer have to choose between rent and food or Christmas presents. This model gives dignity, respect, choice, and most of all, the pride of being able to provide for their own children. The holiday Toy Store will be open on Friday, December 7th, and Saturday, December 8th.
St. Luke’s leverages the generosity of donors to empower clients who are on the verge of financial crisis. In continuous operation since 1913, St. Luke’s creates a community where children, families, and seniors from different backgrounds can easily access the resources needed to live fulfilling lives. Click here to visit the St. Luke's Community House website for more information.
The books on the lists below were curated by experts in children's and teen literature. The lists appeal to different ages, ethnicities, cultural traditions, interests, and abilities. Together, the lists provide a broad range of options so that readers like you can select books to donate that you would have loved to read when you were a child or teenager. We hope you will give the gift that lasts a lifetime: the love of reading!
Please read the important ordering instructions below before perusing the lists and placing your order.
The deadline to order books in time for the St. Luke's Holiday Store is Monday, December 3rd, at 12pm CST. When checking out, enter the code GIVEBOOKS to receive 10% off any and all titles on the lists below. Donated books will be picked up at Parnassus for delivery to St. Luke's, so there is no need to pay for shipping. Please select IN-STORE PICKUP as your shipping option so that you are not charged for shipping. There's no need to provide any further instructions to us in order to have your purchase donated to St. Luke's; your application of the discount code is all the information we need in order to know that your purchase is a donation for St. Luke's.
Prefer to donate more directly? Scroll down on this page to purchase a gift certificate that St. Luke's can use to purchase additional books for the holiday store.