Thank you to Shelf Help Supporter KPMG

The Boston Book Festival would like to give a special thank you to KPMG LLP for their generous donation to our 2019 Shelf Help program! Their gift will go towards helping Orchard Gardens Pilot School, one of this year’s partner schools (alongside our second partner, Tech Boston Academy). 

Through their award-winning distribution channel, First Book, KPMG LLP will be able to donate one book to each student at the school. This contribution means that Orchard Gardens is one step closer to attaining the books on its wish list.

We would not be able to have programs like Shelf Help without the help of other organizations such as KPMG LLP helping us spread the love for reading and writing. 

Even though this generous gift will benefit Orchard Gardens immensely, we still need your help to complete both wishlists.

Featuring books like All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Untwine by Edwidge Danticat (both past BBF presenters), TechBoston’s list will provide students with a wide variety of literary options, as well as showcasing past Boston Book Festival authors! They are also asking for novels such as Beloved, Song of Solomon, and Tar Baby; all wonderful works written by late author Toni Morrison. 

Here are some ways you can help both schools reach their goal:

  • Peruse each school’s wish list online (for Orchard Garden’s go HERE and TechBoston’s go HERE). Then, donate a book directly to the school library (click the blue “Donate Now” button and then choose “Donate books”).
  • Contribute funds directly to the Shelf Help project by visiting each school’s donations page and selecting a dollar amount. Or, stop by the merchandise booth at BBF 2019 on October 19th (in Copley Square) and October 20th (in Roxbury) and donate on-site!
  • Spread the word about Orchard Gardens’ library, TechBoston’s library, and Shelf Help by sharing this post on social media, using the hashtag #ShelfHelp and tagging @bostonbookfest. Please tag Orchard Gardens—@BPSOGPSK8—and TechBoston—@TBAboston—as well!

You can learn more about Orchard Gardens Pilot School here and TechBoston Academy here.

Please consider donating books and funds, as well as sharing this project! Help us spread the power of words with the generations to come.


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