Charities we support

What we do

Our aim is to provide books to people who need them

"A heartfelt thank you"

Karen Bradshaw,

Executive Director of Children's Services

Shropshire Council

   "The generosity of your customers in supporting #giveabook campaign is truly outstanding. Your thoughtfulness in selecting the books for our young people is sure to impress them.  We appreciate the time and effort tht you have put into this scheme to make it happen.  

We are excited to share the wonderful range of books with the diverse age range of children that we support.  We hope that we will foster a love of books and reading and that the handwritten postcards that will be included will go some way to promoting this."

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Virtual School Shropshire

We provided enough books for every looked after child in Shropshire to receive a book.

Rose Hooper head of the Virtual school personally selected the titles before gifting them at a special event. 

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Broseley school donation

Broseley Primary School were hugely supportive in raising money for our looked after children initiative.

We also donated 50 books to Broseley Foodbank who the school had been working with. 

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NCT Baby Bundles

We provided books to go into Baby Bundle packs provided by NCT.

Baby Bundles are emergency packs of toiletries, clothes and equipment given to pregnant women and families who are struggling due to  poverty, violence or events such as fire or flood.

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Hope House Hospice

We provided books for children cared for by Hope House from birth up to young adults. 


They had a particular request for anything Paddington and we included these along with other books for children across the age range

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Shrewsbury Foodbank

We have provide books for Shrewsbury Food Bank on three separate occasions to help families who are struggling.

As we closed down Button & Bear we passed on all of our activity books to help support children without books during lockdown due to Covid-19

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Lovelyland Little Library

LovelyLand Little Library Project have ordered lots of new books from us for their community book case.

We also donated books to help them celebrate World Book Day and added to their collection as we closed down Button & Bear