Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

November 30th is Giving Tuesday!

Who doesn’t love to give?

Keeping in mind that not all gifts need to be monetary, we’ve compiled a list of various ways for you to donate your time, resources, or books.

If you know of any organization or initiative that would benefit from donations from authors and illustrators, please let us know and we’ll add them to the list below.

Need ideas? Here you go!

Donate books to hospitals, schools, libraries, or charities such as Books With Barbers

  • Donate a school visit (in person or Zoom)
  • Donate a critique or portfolio review. Post the opportunity on MichKids, our members-only listserv!
  • Donate funds to one of SCBWI-MI’s scholarships. Find more information about our scholarships HERE.
  • Donate art supplies to a local community center like YMCA, RAWK, The Art Experience, etc.
  • Present at an SCBWI-MI Shoptalk
  • Refer an author or illustrator to your agent/editor/art director if you think they’d be a good fit.
  • Review a book or two or three on whatever platform you choose.


We’d love to see donations in action! Tag @scbwi-mi on your social channels and use #GivingTuesday. Let’s donate, spread the good news, and encourage others to participate in Giving Tuesday, too.