Community Service

The YPG’s community service initiative, YPG Cares, was formed to promote our mission to give junior employees a chance to build a network outside of their own publishing houses and to support literacy-related intiatives in New York City’s volunteer community.

If you would like to be on our distribution list to receive emails about YPG Cares events to promote literacy and reading in the New York City area, please sign up at http://bit.ly/YPGcares.

YPG Cares: Story Pirates

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YPG Cares: Story Pirates Interested in helping keep youngsters writing and creating? On Wednesday, October 11th, from 7:15-8:30PM at The Drama Book Shop (250 W. 40th Street), we’ll be reading through short stories written by elementary school children and writing personalized notes back to encourage their love of arts and learning.   Enjoy kids’...
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YPG Cares: Volunteer with Books Through Bars

YPG Cares: Volunteer with Books Through Bars
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Books Through Bars is seeking volunteers to help pack and ship books to prisoners. BTB is an all-volunteer run collective that sends free books to incarcerated people across the country. Currently, they have a backlog of over 500 letters from prisoners requesting books, so if anyone is able to volunteer their time, it would be...
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YPG CARES: Happy Hour & Book Drive for Pajama Program!

YPG CARES: Happy Hour & Book Drive for Pajama Program!
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On Wednesday, July 12th, please join us for a happy hour in support of Pajama Program! Pajama Program is a New York-based nonprofit that donates new books to kids living in group homes, shelters and temporary housing facilities. We’ll be meeting at Réunion Surf Bar (357 W 44th St, New York) at 6:30pm. So come on by and...
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YPG CARES: Story Pirates

YPG CARES: Story Pirates
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Interested in helping keep youngsters writing and creating? On Wednesday, June 14th, from 7:30-9:00PM at The Drama Book Shop (250 W. 40th Street), we’ll be reading through short stories written by elementary school children and writing personalized notes back to encourage their love of arts and learning. While chowing down on free snacks, enjoy kids’ incredibly funny...
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YPG CARES: Housing Works Open Air Street Fair

YPG CARES: Housing Works Open Air Street Fair
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The Open Air Street Fair is Housing Works’ daylong block party and shopping bazaar along Crosby St., between Houston and Prince St. If you’d like to spend a fun late-spring day helping out a fantastic cause alongside fellow book lovers, all while listening to music put on by local bands and enjoying great snacks...
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*Rogue* World Book Night Giveaway

*Rogue* World Book Night Giveaway
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World Book Night (WBN) is a super-fun, global effort for book lovers like us to spread the joy of reading by giving away books. While the US’s official partnership with WBN ended in 2014, we at YPG have continued the tradition. This year, we are having our very own ROGUE World Book Night, so all you need to do...
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YPG Cares: Literacy Partners Happy Hour & Book Drive

YPG Cares: Literacy Partners Happy Hour & Book Drive
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Celebrate happy hour at Local 138 with a book donation for Literacy Partners, an organization which believes that every child should have access to books at home. What: Literacy Partners Happy Hour/Book Drive When: Thursday, February 23rd from 6 to 8 p.m. Where: Local 138, at 138 Ludlow Street What to bring: New or gently used books...
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YPG Cares: Project Cicero

YPG Cares: Project Cicero
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Volunteer with Project Cicero and help put books straight into the hands of New York City teachers and librarians!  Project Cicero is a fantastic organization that, to date, has placed two million books into more than 11,000 classrooms and school libraries reaching over 500,000 children in under-resourced schools in New York City. Volunteers can help out...
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YPG Cares: Gift Wrap Party

YPG Cares: Gift Wrap Party
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On the evening of December 8th, the New York City chapter of our fellow publishing the WNBA came together with members of Young to Publishing Group at the AAP offices to wrap books to be donated to homeless families in upstate New York. A team of twenty, including nine WNBA-NYC members, went through ten rolls...
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YPGCares’ Holiday Book Drive and Gift Wrapping Party

YPGCares’ Holiday Book Drive and Gift Wrapping Party
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In the spirit of giving, YPG Cares is collaborating with the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) and Family Promise of the Capital Region to host a fun book drive and book-wrapping party on Thursday, December 8th. The Women’s National Book Association was established in 1917 and was founded on the idea that books have...
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