Welcome to PoWeR! Book Bags!

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

Our mission is to increase children's experiences with language, literacy, and human interactions

 to better understand themselves, communicate with others,  and connect with the world.

PoWeR! stands for Play, Write, Read.

When children PLAY and WRITE and READ, they engage in meaningful interactions, practicing crucial behaviors and skills necessary to build strong language and literacy abilities that will better equip them for life!

 Since 2016, we have distributed 

over 188,000 books &

nearly 40,000 bags filled with literacy supplies

to children! 


PoWeR! Book Bags expands children's possibilities in life!

Every child has the right to read.

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

We LOVE sharing literacy with kids! 

Currently we are in 19 counties in lower Northern Michigan, partnering with local schools, preschools, Early Head Start, WIC sites, Women's Resource Centers, libraries, and family sites of assistance such as food and baby pantries.

For more updates, like us on Facebook -- and now Twitter and Instagram, too!

Check Out Our Facebook Page!

Volunteer Center Updates

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


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

PoWeR! Book Bags Volunteer Center

101 Dame St.

Unit #5

Suttons Bay, MI


Contact kara@powerbookbags.org for more information.

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

Mailing Address:

PoWeR! Book Bags

PO Box 533

Suttons Bay, MI


Volunteer Center:

101 Dame St.

Unit  #5

Suttons Bay, MI