Books For Kids



Nearly 1,000 people donated to WDET's Books for Kids drive in April 2012. Operation: Kid Equip worked closely with WDET to turn each $5 donation into 20 children's books that are being distributed over the course of this summer. Over 22,000 books will be distributed to kids in need. Books have already been distributed in Eastpointe and as part of Yusef Shakur’s Zone 8 Backpack event in Detroit. Books will also be given to the Urban Network Cafe to establish a free take-away library for children in Detroit. Five additional local agencies will receive donations of 1,000+ books each this August. Check our event calendar for upcoming book distributions.



Operation: Kid Equip Founder and Director, Menachem Kneispeck, stands amongst binders, folders and note pads.

A young reader selects books at an Eastpointe distribution event.

More Information:



Books for Kids: Operation KidEquip Craig Fahle Show

How To Turn $5 Into 20 Books For Local Kids - WDET's Raw Feed

Books For Kids Distribution Event

5th Annual Back to School Supply Giveaway & Family Fun Day

How 100 people can make a real impact on the cycle of illiteracy in Detroit right now! - WDET's Raw Feed

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