Give!Local, Give One More Smile this Holiday Season

If you celebrate Christmas, you probably spent yesterday exchanging gifts with loved ones. Did you get a book from someone? Did you give a book?

The POP Project finds new homes for used books across our community, but our mission scope is much larger. POP spreads the powers of literacy throughout the community by providing a greater access to books for people who need it most.

From early start programs and low-income neighborhoods to day shelters for the homeless, POP works alongside other local agencies to bring our mission to fruition. That includes maintaining the Little Free Library at Leicester Elementary. Here’s what Caryn Levy, Teacher-Librarian at the school has to say about POP’s impact on their mission:

Our donated Little Free Library and books are an amazing addition to our school! The first books I notice that disappear from the Little Free Library are the preschool-aged books. It makes me excited to know that our community is reading to these little ones and we will get students who have been read to early. Reading makes the biggest difference to a child’s early education—in and out of school! I have had lots of compliments from our students and their parents and some have even donated boxes of their own books they are no longer reading. I am so grateful for the POP Project choosing our school to host a Little Free Library—it has truly made a difference to our school and children!

Leicester Elementary


Give the Gift of Smiles through Give!Local

Give!Local is an online fundraising initiative benefiting 37 local nonprofits through micro-donations and exposure, including the POP Project. Every dollar raised by the POP Project translates to $10 in free books delivered into our community. So, by giving $10 on Give!Local, it’s like you’re giving $100 in books to adults and children you may know, including those at Leicester Elementary.

SPECIAL INCENTIVES FOR POP DONORS: Spellbound Children’s Bookshop will offer 50% off a Book of the Month subscription ($90–$300 value) to all POP Project donors of $100 or more.

Help us give the gift of smiles! Click Below and Donate through Give!Local Now!



Donations can also be made via PayPal on our site or mailed to the POP Project, PO Box 18653, Asheville, NC 28814. The POP Project is a 501(c)3 organization. Please consult your tax advisor about deductible donations.