Give the Gift of Literacy!

As a charity, we depend on the generosity of like-minded individuals and organizations to help us bring our valuable programming to students. Please consider making a donation so that we may continue our work for Alberta's children. Whether it's through a one-time gift or an authorized monthly donation, you can make a difference to thousands of children all across Alberta.

How will my donation make a difference?
Your donation will support children's literacy programs in Alberta. YABS inspires children to read and write by sending children's book authors and illustrators into classrooms and libraries to spark their imaginations and get them excited about literacy. Why is literacy so important? Strong literacy skills provide a solid foundation for lifelong learning. Low literacy levels are linked to poverty, crime, poor health, unemployment and low quality of life. Alberta's children deserve a bright future. With your donation, YABS will continue to help Alberta's children and youth on the path to learning and success.

Your donation also supports Alberta's children's literary arts.YABS supports and promotes Albertan authors, illustrators and storytellers through our online artist directory, educational workshops/seminars, literary arts festival, literacy programs and booking/referral program. Also, our ever-growing Alberta Collection which serves both as an archive of Albertan artists and as a lending library available to educators, student teachers, and student librarians.

How can you help?
There are a variety of ways to support YABS:

1. Send a cheque made out to the Young Alberta Book Society to 11759 Groat Road, Edmonton, AB, T5M 3K6

2. Donate online through ATB Cares and have 15% of your donation matched at the beginning of each month- plus they cover our transaction fees! Enter Young Alberta Book Society into the search box and then select it from the drop down list.

3. Donate online through

4. Send us an email money transfer to (please call 780-422-8232 with the security password)

5. Stop by the office with cash. We can write you a receipt on the spot.

6. Include YABS in your estate plan with a future gift through a bequest, life insurance, or trust arrangement

7. Spread the word by telling your friends, family, and colleagues!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at 780-422-8232 or

Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. YABS is a registered charity so you will receive a tax receipt for your donation.

How can I make a bigger difference?
There are many ways you can increase your donor power and make an even bigger difference.

Employee Matched Giving Program: Ask your employer about gift matching. Many companies have a program in place to support their employees' charities of choice.

Give the "Gift of Literacy": Looking for a gift for a friend on that special occasion? Make a donation to YABS in their honour!

Tell your friends and family: Let your friends and family know that you support YABS and tell them why. You may inspire them to give the gift of literacy too!

Hold a fundraising event: Whether it's a community barbecue, a holiday party, a concert, a book sale, a read-a-thon or a dinner party you can have fun and raise money for your favourite charity, YABS!

Automatic monthly giving: Show your ongoing support to YABS every month with a pre-authorized monthly donation. Payments will automatically come off of your credit card for as long as you choose. Simply check the monthly giving option on the Canada Helps YABS donation page.

Another way to donate!
Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for Young Alberta Book Society.  To donate a car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to Young Alberta Book Society, go to this link and follow the easy steps provided. We provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after everything to make your donation easy for you to support Young Alberta Book Society. Click the Donate A Car button below to donate your vehicle  and Young Alberta Book Society will send you a tax receipt after your car donation is complete!

How do I make my donation?
You can donate online with your credit card. Simply click the Donate Now "Canada Helps" icon at the top of the page and you will be directed to a secure web site to make your donation safely. Canada Helps is a reputable non-profit that allows you to make donations to your charity of choice quickly, easily, and safely.

You can donate by mail with your cheque or money order. Please make your cheque payable to the "Young Alberta Book Society" and mail it to:

Young Alberta Book Society

11759 Groat Road

Edmonton AB T5M 3K6

What if I have more questions?
If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact YABS staff by phone at 780-422-8232 or by email