One New Bookshelf in Place, Many More to Go!

In our last blog installment, we described the new book giving program being organized by Jeanne Cumby, our intrepid volunteer children’s book giving manager. She has been in contact with a number of area schools determined to have a high need. Our goal is to have free bookshelves in place at each of these 11…

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Colton Groome & Company Helps POP Deliver Books to 9 Locations during Days of Impact

We’re still feeling the burn from the great results of last Thursday’s Days of Impact volunteer and book delivery day with a really cool crew from Colton Groome & Company! In just a few short hours, eleven volunteers from Colton Groome in South Asheville helped us sort, count, and pack OVER $6,000 worth of books….

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Branching Out and Taking Root: POP Project’s 2016 in Review and Look ahead to 2017

The POP Project added one more ring of growth last year to our history as an Asheville-based volunteer nonprofit. Though the year took us in many directions, we spread our branches and dug in deep to keep reaching toward our mission. POP sorted, packed, and delivered more than 6,800 free books in 2016 with a…

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Literacy Council Youth Pick their Own Books this Christmas

Early this year, the POP Project announced that we received our first-ever community grant: $1,000 from Asheville’s own Glass Foundation to purchase elementary and middle-grade children’s books. At first, we planned on using the grant to purchase children’s books that we never seem to have available in large enough numbers (e.g., Spanish-language books, books featuring…

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