Welcome to PoWeR! Book Bags!

We are a 501(c)(3) that gives literacy materials to underserved children in Northern Lower Michigan.

Through our programs, children receive a finger puppet and writing materials and choose books to keep, which they carry home in their new book bags.

Since 2016, we have given children over 125,000 books and over 30,000 bags with literacy supplies!

Every child has the right to read.

Click here to read a powerful statement from the International Literacy Association on this topic:

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When the world turns right side up again, we will have many many opportunities for volunteers to join us in the community.

Until then, we always welcome home made book bags! We are anticipating a large distribution at our participating pantries and sites of assistance when everything opens again.

Until then, best wishes for happiness and health.

Clubhouse Hours

Due to health and safety precautions related to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, only members of our board are able to work at the clubhouse at this time.


Contact us if you would like to take on a project that can be assembled in your home!

Our Address 

101 Dame St., #1, Suttons Bay

Contact kara@powerbookbags.org for more information.

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