Read for Books 2019 has concluded. We greatly appreciate your support for the drive!

Read for Books is a charity book drive with the intention of raising awareness of reading and share the gift of reading with the less privileged. From 13 to 28 July 2019, for every 10 people who read for 15 minutes, one book will be donated to selected beneficiaries. We hope to raise 4,250 books for them.

Read for Books 2019 is brought to you by our presenting sponsor Prudential Assurance Company Singapore (Pte) Ltd and supported by Scholastic Education International (Singapore) Pte Ltd.


How to participate in Read for Books:

Step 1: Register your interest by submitting the registration forms via the links below.

Private Sector




Step 2: Select a reading material. Any form of reading materials will be considered: picture books, comic books, and even audiobooks.

Step 3: Gather your friends, family, and/or colleagues to read for 15 minutes at your own venue during 13 to 28 July 2019.

Step 4: Take 1 to 2 photos of the activity.

Step 5: Upon completion of the activity, please email with your name, the number of participants and photos taken.

NOTE: Please note that all updates must be completed by 2 August 2019 (Friday), 11.59pm.


About the Beneficiaries

Libraries of Special Schools & Family Service Centres Reading Corners

Books will be donated to the reading corners of family service centres and libraries of special schools to enable more children to benefit from the donation of books.


Autism Association (Singapore)

The Autism Association (Singapore) is one of the Social Service Organisations in Singapore, dedicated to supporting and serving individuals with autism towards maximising their potential, helping them lead meaningful and quality lives in society.


Canossaville Children and Community Services (Canossaville)

Canossaville Children and Community Services (Canossaville) runs an integrated Preschool and Student Care Centre in the Aljunied-MacPherson area. Their programmes cater to both mainstream, as well as those with additional needs, giving priority to the poorest living in the lower income neighbourhoods. They are open to all faiths and races. Aged between two to fourteen years old, the children are taught values and skills to prepare them for life. Founded by the Canossian Sisters in 1941, Canossaville is supported by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). It is also an approved Institute of Public Character (IPC) and is authorised to receive tax-deductible donations.


The Business Times Budding Artists Fund

Initiated in 2004 and adopted by The Business Times in 2005, The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF) originated from a conviction that no child with the strong interest and potential in the arts should be denied the opportunity to develop his or her talents due to a lack of financial resources. BT BAF aims to level the playing field and reaches out to children and youths from financially disadvantaged backgrounds, ages six to 19, providing opportunities and access to the arts.


(Updated 19 Aug 2019)