Donate to The Win Literacy Initiative!


Donate now to the Win Literacy Initiative to help put books into the hands of the children who need them most!

Your donation will go directly to purchasing books to be handed out at three different shelter sites for families experiencing homelessness. 


Since its founding to provide emergency shelter to four unhoused women and their children, Win has grown into the largest provider of shelter and supportive housing for families with children in New York City. Win offers transitional shelter housing and permanent supportive housing that’s coupled with programs and services developed to support long-term housing stability. All of Win’s services are guided by its mission- to transform the lives of New York City families experiencing homelessness by providing holistic solutions of safe housing, critical services, and ground-breaking programs they need to succeed on their own – so these families can regain their independence and their children can look forward to a brighter future.


The Win Literacy Initiative, conceived by Win Partners, seeks to get kids of all ages excited about books! Books are windows & mirrors, they are entertainment, escape, education…and most importantly, books are fun! We will roll out the initiative as a pilot project at three different shelter sites: Audre Lorde, Rosa Parks, and Shirley Chisholm. Each site will be outfitted with a Little Free Library box. Every child at these sites will receive some age-appropriate books that they can exchange for new titles via the Little Free Library when they are ready. We are looking for donations to fund the initial purchase to outfit the three sites with enough books to create a healthy selection of titles.


Books of Wonder is New York City's premier store for children's books. Founded in 1980, the store is located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Books of Wonder features a carefully curated selection of the finest books currently available for young readers as well as vintage, old, rare, and collectible editions for collectors and those looking for long lost treasures. There is also a gallery of original children's book art and limited edition prints. Read more about our store's history.