2017 Mother’s Day Campaign

Honor the love she’s inspired

with a card for her and books for children and families who need them.

Each donation brings a family closer through
the simple, powerful ritual of bonding over books and
lays the foundation for a child’s future school success.

How it Works

  • Make a donation using the app on this page.
  • Click the giving level most meaningful to you. Learn more about our giving levels below.
  • Enter your email and contact information. Do not include your dedication information in the donation widget, we’ll ask for your honoree’s info after you complete your donation.
  • Be sure to click “Finish” once your donation is processed to complete your eCard or handwritten card form. Remember, handwritten cards are only available at the $100 and $250 donation level. 
  • eCards are sent immediately after your form is completed. All handwritten cards will be postmarked on May 10th. We are unable to guarantee handwritten cards will be received on or before Mother’s Day (May 14th) for any donations placed after May 9th.
  • When you make a donation, you’ll be entered for a chance to win two free tickets to our May 17th Storybook Gala. Enjoy a three-course dinner, cocktails, and conversation with over 15 special guest children’s authors and illustrators.


Giving Levels

$20 – 2 Books for a Bay Area Family

Spark a lifelong love of books and learning for a family in need. Sharing books together helps the critical early language and literacy skills children need for future academic success.

$50 – 6 Books for a Bay Area Family

Support a family to build a home library of beloved children’s book titles. Research shows that 61% of low-income families do not have age-appropriate children’s books in their homes. Support families to establish simple, yet powerfully transformative daily book-sharing routines with their young children.

$100 – Sponsor a StoryCycles® Family

Support a family in need to enjoy one full year of our StoryCycles® school-to-home book-sharing program. Throughout the course of one program year, a family will enjoy up to 100 children’s book titles. We’ll send your honoree a hand-written card featuring your customized message, notifying her of the gift you’ve made in her honor.

$250 – Build a Classroom Library

Provide 30 new, high-quality children’s books to a classroom in an underserved Bay Area community.  We’ll send your honoree a hand-written card featuring your customized message, letting her know she has inspired the gift of book-sharing for an entire classroom.

Thank you for your gift in honor of a mother you admire!

Thank you so much for supporting Bay Area children and families this Mother’s Day! Your gift provides a family in need with precious moments of book-sharing that spark a lifelong love of reading and learning.

-The Tandem Team

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Send a handwritten card

If you’ve donated more than $100, send a personal, handwritten card with the form below!

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All handwritten cards will be postmarked on May 10th.

If you place your order after May 9th, we cannot guarantee your card will be received by Mother’s Day, May 14th.