5 COVID-19 Initiatives

Books with Breakfast

Books and Bikes

Books and Baby Formula

Community Partners for Masks

Helping the Homeless

19 Volunteers since COVID

2020: March - December

64 Partners and Sponsors

(26 Partners since COVID)

1 Book Donation Shed

Built in Partnership with Needham Bank

Installed August 2020

2 Little Free Libraries 

2020: Installations

Visit: https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/

to find these libraries registered.

October: Gorse Mill Studios, Needham,

Charter #113041

November: All Dorchester Sports and Leadership, Charter # 110778

Total Numbers:

42,445 Books 

2018: 10,085

2019: 14,585

2020: 17,775

3,887 Games

2019: 1,320

2020: 2,567

252 Bikes

2020: May - December

1,047 Stuffed Animals 

2019:  565

2020:  882

209 Baby Formula 

225 Books with Breakfast Kits

110 Coloring Kits


3,825 Rafi Nova Masks 

2020: April-December

100 Wicked Flannel Masks 

2020: April

3,038 Hygiene Products 

(Thank you Hope and Comfort)

2020: March-December

40 Storytime Chairs 

Storytime Crafts was founded in May 2019


2020 has been a difficult year in so many ways. COVID-19 has touched us all in different ways, including our health and emotional well-being.


For the homeless and underserved communities, the pandemic has had a much more severe impact, causing food, hygiene, and housing insecurity.

During this time of hardship, Storytime Crafts has put into place 5 COVID-19 initiatives to provide free books to children and families in need, in addition to masks, hygiene products, bikes, games, and baby formula.

Sponsors and Partners for Literacy:

26 Partners since COVID

Schools, community organizations and businesses providing in-kind donations, sponsorships and community outreach.

All Dorchester Sports and Leadership

A to Z Child Care & Preschool

Boston Medical Center

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

Brookview House

Catching Joy

Cultivator, NC

Chilmark Free Public Library

Equine Assisted Activities Group, Inc.

First Book

Grace Lin (Author)

Hope and Comfort

Horse SenseAbility

Jason Stone Injury Lawyers

Jerry Craft (Author)

Luminosity Behavioral Health Services

Martha’s Vineyard Bank

M3 Group

Needham Public Schools

Oak Bluffs Public Library

Pinegrove Construction

Rafi Nova

Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy

The Dimock Center

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Wicked Flannel

38 Partners since 2019


Abraham Lincoln School

Aquinnah Public Library

Dedham Savings

Beethoven Elementary School

Big Head Books

Bird Street Community Center

Boston Public Schools

Conservatory Lab Charter School

Carter Nursery School

Edgartown Library

Family Promise Metrowest

Girls Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

Henry Whittemore Elementary School

Martin Luther King, Jr. School

More Than Words

Needham Pediatrics

Needham UCC

New England Mobile Book Fair

Joslin Diabetes Research Fund

Parent Talk

Phineas Bates Elementary School

Pinoy Reading Buddies


Richard Murphy K-8 School

Saint Stephen's Armenian School


Silvermine Elementary School

Teamsters Local 25 Autism Fund

The Home for Little Wanderers

The Kenneth and Joanna Raskin Foundation

Ty Allan Jackson (Author)


Vineyard Haven Public Library

Waltham Public Schools

Watertown Savings Bank

Wellesley Community Children's Center

Wellesley Free Public Library

William Stanley Elementary School

Sponsors and Partners for Literacy:

Storytime Crafts, Inc. 2019

Needham, MA 02494


"Sponsors and Partners for Literacy" is a specific term to include all organizations that support the mission of Storytime Crafts, Inc. including financial contributions, in-kind donations, and the exchange of charitable donations for sponsor and partner opportunities. 

"Sponsors and Partners for Literacy" receive recognition on Storytime Crafts website and through social media.

Dana Freedman - Needham High School '22

Nora Joyce - Newton Country Day School