Gift A Book

Claire Hourihane and Ruth Concannon of Children's Books Ireland

You know that feeling you get when you’re lost in a brilliant book?

When you’re itching to find out what happens next, when you have to stay up just a few minutes more to finish the chapter?

This Christmas, we’re sharing that feeling with children who need it most.

As the winner of the Arts and Culture category at the National Lottery Good Causes Awards, we are using all of our €10,000 prize money to gift brand new books to children experiencing homelessness and living in Direct Provision.

These books are being delivered across Ireland this December, in partnership with charities such as NOVAS, Doras and Dublin Simon Community.

We’re asking you to help us double this amount, making this gift go even further in 2024.

Can you donate €12 and gift a book to a child who needs it?


Campaign Update: 8th December

THANK YOU! In just 10 days, we have already raised an incredible €10,000 for our Gift A Book Appeal. We are so grateful to every one of you who has helped us reach this goal.

For every €1,000 we raise over this total, we can donate 84 more books to children across Ireland.

To gift a book today, fill out our donation form below!


Charity partners

NOVAS, Focus Ireland, Dublin Simon Community, Doras, New Horizon, Barnardos