Secret Snowflake Holiday Book Drive 2020

The Secret Snowflake book drive has officially ended for 2020!  Thanks to you, we were able to ship over 1,300 children's books to be distributed through NYC Service to the city's children for the 2020 holiday.  Thank you for your generosity!

Greenlight is honored to partner once again with NYC Service, a division of the Mayor's office - and with YOU, our customers - to provide new books to kids this holiday season! As part of the Secret Snowflake initiative, we've selected special books in different age ranges to be donated to the city's most vulnerable kids, and we're discounting them 30% for the book drive. You can purchase books on our website, and we'll take care of processing and shipping. It's a great way to give back to your city this holiday! The book drive runs through November 29.

As with almost everything, the Secret Snowflake program looks a little different because of the unique challenges of this year; we aren't able to offer an in-store purchasing option, and we've narrowed down our book selections.  However, Greenlight has again created an all-new list of great titles for kids of all ages, with an emphasis on diversity and award-winning authors that are also fun to read, so you can know that any book you choose is a great gift for our city's kids. Last year, thanks to the generosity of our customers, we were able to deliver over 1,400 books to the Mayor's office to be distributed to New York City Kids.  Thank you for your generosity in putting books in the hands of kids this holiday season!

Ordering Instructions: To participate, just select books from the list below to purchase (at a 30% off discount!) for donation and pay with a credit card at checkout.  That's it -- we'll take it from there!  Things to note:

  • Donation orders must be completed by 5:00 PM on November 29.
  • You will not be asked for pickup/shipping information on books for donation, and you will not receive a physical copy of the book; books will be sent directly to the recipients in coordination with NYC Service.
  • If the book you selected goes out of stock with the publisher, we may substitute a comparable book at the same price point.
  • Secret Snowflake items do not count toward your order total for free shipping.