Book by Book Capital Campaign - help us build the next five children's libraries in domestic violence shelters


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Word by word. Page by page. Book by book. These are the bricks we use to build children's libraries in domestic violence shelters.

Impact of a Library

Click to read remarks by author Judith Viorst
at a June 2015 Book By Book event

Author Judith Viorst delivers remarks at a June 2015 NLI event

Established Libraries

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NLI Shelter Map

States in Need

If you are interested in establishing a new library, please contact Sasha Altschuler at or call 800.343.2823.

North Carolina
North Dakota
New Hampshire
New Mexico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia

List of Established Libraries

Chrysalis Shelter - Scottsdale
Women's Care Cottage
The Asian Women's Shelter
Haven Hills
The Family Tree
Gateway Battered
Women's Services
My Sister's Place
The Shelter for Abused
Women & Children
Library at the Lodge
Women's Resource Center
Mutual Ground
Community Crisis Center
Rainbow House- Little Village
A Safe Place
The Julian Center
YWCA Women's Crisis Center
Center for Women and Families
The Family Crisis Center
The Betty Ann Krahnke Center
Greentree Shelter,
National Center for Children & Families
House of Ruth, Maryland

Scottsdale, AZ
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Canoga Park, CA
Denver, CO
 Aurora, CO

Washington, DC
Naples, FL

Miami, FL
Atlanta, GA
Aurora, IL
Elgin, IL
Chicago, IL
Zion, IL
Indianapolis, IN
Evansville, IN
Wichita, KS
Louisville, KY
Dundalk, MD
Rockville, MD
Bethesda, MD

Baltimore, MD

The Haven
Safe Haven Ministries'
Ramoth House
Cornerstone Shelter
The Shade Tree
Office of the Brooklyn
District Attorney
The Jewish Board of Family and
Children's Services - Bryce House
Sanctuary for Families
JFSA's Family Violence Services
The Hebrew Shelter Home
Domestic Violence Center
Laurel House
HOPE Shelter
Houston Area Women's Center
Safe Harbor
YWCA Family Violence Shelter
YWCA of Snohomish County

Baltimore, MD
Pontiac, MI
Grand Rapids, MI

Bloomington, MN
Princeton, NJ
Trenton, NJ
Las Vegas, NV
Brooklyn, NY

Arverne, NY

Bronx, NY
Chardon, OH
Beachwood, OH
Cleveland Heights, OH
Cleveland, OH
Columbus, OH
Norristown, PA
Tarentum, PA
Houston, TX
Austin, TX
Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA
Lynnwood, WA

Become a Sponsor

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Sasha Altschuler at or call 800.343.2823.

Publisher • $100,000

Naming rights to three new children’s libraries
Your name listed on all project materials as a lead sponsor
One table (10 seats) at JWI’s 2015 Women to Watch gala
Special opening reception

Editor • $75,000

Naming rights to two new libraries
Your name listed on project materials as a lead sponsor
One table (10 seats) at JWI’s 2015 Women to Watch gala
Special opening reception

Author • $50,000 

Naming rights to one new library
Your name listed on project materials as a lead sponsor
One table (10 seats) at JWI’s 2015 Women to Watch gala
Special opening reception

Illustrator • $25,000 

Naming rights on one new library
Your name listed on NLI materials
Special opening reception

Tables & Contents • $10,000

Bookplates with your name in 1,000 library books
Plaque with your name on a bookshelf in one library

Stock the Stacks • $5,000

Bookplates with your name in 500 library books

Library Ambassadors

  • Being a Library Ambassador makes a great class, community service or mitzvah project!
  • Ambassadors agree to raise a minimum of $500, equal to a minimum of 50 brand-new books into a planned or existing JWI library of their choice
  • JWI can provide creative ideas, marketing materials and other resources for raising funds to help ambassadors learn about literacy and the effects of domestic violence
  • JWI can provide a webpage on where friends, supporters or bar/bat mitzvah guests can read a short description of the ambassador’s reason for choosing this project
  • The ambassador may request JWI arrange a visit to the library, help put books on the shelves after delivery and make plans for a long-term volunteer relationship
  • Contact Sasha Altschuler at for more information.


Book By Book Capital Campaign Committee

Gail Ross, Esq. Trister, Ross, Schadler and Gold
President, Ross Yoon  Agency
Washington, D.C. 

Lisa Friedman
Washington, D.C.

Jane Randel
Co-founder, NO MORE
New York, N.Y.

A’Lelia Bundles
Author & journalist
Washington, D.C. 

Michele Norris
National Public Radio and Founder of the Race Card Project
Washington, D.C.

Roberta Kaplan, Esq.
Partner, Paul Weiss
New York, N.Y.
Erica Pearl
Director, First Book Marketplace and National Book Bank
Washington, D.C.

Kim Oster-Holstein       

Chief Inspiration Officer and Co-Founder, The Crave Bar &
TwistWorks Consulting
Chicago, Ill. 

Vivian Bass
CEO, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
Washington, D.C.  

Cindy Spiegel
Publisher, Spiegel and Grau/Random House
New York, N.Y. 

Perry Pidgeon Hooks      
President & Co-founder, Hooks Books
Bethesa, Md.

Priscilla Painton
Executive Editor of Nonfiction, Simon & Schuster
New York, N.Y.  

Roberta Whalen
O Positive, Inc.
Bethesda, Md.

Linda Fairstein
New York, N.Y. 

Rachel Lavine
Public Policy Professional
New York, N.Y.  

Iris Krasnow
Author and Journalism Professor
Annapolis, Md. 

Robin Preiss Glasser
Illustrator, Fancy Nancy
Orange County, Calif. 

Trevor Thomas
PR Manager, Verizon Wireless
Michigan, Indiana, Ky.

Judy Laufer
Little Egg Publishing
Phoenix, Ariz.

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