As our most recognized service, the Project Flight BookBank is responsible for collecting and distributing hundreds of thousands of books annually. Our BookBank serves students from pre-k right through senior high with age- and content- appropriate reading and reference materials.
This book donation program was setup in 1995 to feed our BookBank. To date, it has helped us deliver more than 3 million books to over 2,100 schools and agencies and has created or contributed to 8500 on-site libraries.
Project Flight donates and distributes books internationally to children in Africa, South America, and China and the Federated States of Micronesia, just to name a few.
This program gives schools, teachers, parents, and students access to special, carefully selected collections of books and reading programs. It also specifically addresses the development of parents as reading partners.
Started in 2005, this program focuses on book donations to schools and community centers. The result has been the refurbishment of hundreds of area libraries, with each library receiving thousands of new books.
Since 2005, we have provided more than 500 Braille and large print books to blind and visually imapired students. Project Flight has partnered with the New York State Office of Child and Family Services and the Buffalo City Schools to establish the first library of this kind in Buffalo, NY.
Completed by professors at SUNY Buffalo State, this series featured an array of innovative collaborations on the topic of family literacy.
This 5,000- volume collection focuses on works of peace and diversity, and s continuously growing. It can be found in the E.H. Butler Library, which is open to anyone in Western New York.
Developed in partnership with the Governor's office of New York State, Project Flight established the MLK literacy drive in New York City, Albany and Buffalo to collect new books for the most-deserving pre-k through middle school programs with at-risk children.