Providing books to these disadvantaged children addresses one of the most important factors affecting literacy — limited access to books. Families living in poverty use the majority of their limited financial resources to pay for food and shelter, not books. Many of these low‑income families have no books to read in their homes.
In recent years, the mission of The Camarda Bookcase has been expanded to provide books to disadvantaged individuals of all ages: adults, teens and children.
All books donated and funds raised stay within the Orange County community from which they are obtained.
Andrea Zasa McCallister
Director of Development and Communications at Laura's House
(Laura's House is the only comprehensive domestic violence shelter in Orange County.)
The founders, Nick and Michael Camarda,
of The Camarda Bookcase in 2016.
Nick and Michael Camarda distributing donated gift‑wrapped books
at The Path of Hope Foundation's holiday party
in Fountain Valley in 2016.