Acorn Book Club is a charity run by The Acorn Group (registered charity number 1184137).
We believe all children should have free access to a wide range of books, and we work with local schools and communities in pursuit of that goal.
The Acorn Group have been involved with local schools, charities and communities for over 30 years. In 2018 they, with the help of the public, clients and staff, refurbished and restocked the library of St Saviour’s School in Lewisham. The project had such a positive impact on the lives of children within the school, that they decided to develop the book collection idea into an ongoing initiative.
The Acorn Book Club (ABC) is now the primary focus of their charitable giving and CSR work and we are proud to be working with more schools than ever to ensure children across South East London and North Kent have free access to good quality books.
“This is exactly the kind of investment that we need more of. The help that it will give young people should not be underestimated."
Damien Egan, The Mayor of Lewisham
“It’s an incredible project which will do wonders for our students, and have an impact on their entire lives."
Dean Houson, Headteacher, St Saviour’s School, Lewisham
“We cannot believe the generosity of the general public. It’s the best thing that’s happened to this school in years."
Jo Chandler, Chair of Governors, St Saviour’s School, Lewisham
“This is such an exciting event. It's great to have a dedicated space for reading - it's most important."
Christine May, The Mayor of Greenwich
“It’s great to see the School Council’s plans come to life with over 650 books donated by the Acorn Book Club!"
Maria Hill, Headteacher, Cherry Orchard School, Greenwich
“The ABC have provided us with an incredible space. It’s perfect for our pupils to explore books and read."
Aimi Vdovin, Headteacher, Rockliffe Manor School, Plumstead
“It's a great space for us to enjoy with our children for many years to come. It's absolutely brilliant."
Sally-Anne Male, School Business Manager, Rockliffe Manor School, Plumstead
“Budgetary constraints have meant that we were unable to source new books, so the help from Acorn Book Club has been invaluable."
Karen Robertson, Assistant Head Teacher, Holbeach School, Catford
Whether we have an active campaign or not, we are always collecting books ready to be distributed to a school or community project in need.
If you’d like to help, there are a number ways you can do so.
If you’d like to make a donation of pre-loved books, we’d be absolutely delighted to take them off your hands! All Acorn Group estate agency offices act as drop off points for ABC donations, so please refer to our directory to find your closest branch.
If you haven’t held on to your children’s old books but you’d still like to make a donation to the ABC, feel free to purchase one from the many incredible children’s books on our Amazon Wishlist and we’ll ensure it goes to a good home.
If you'd like to support our campaign, you can print a copy of our poster and put it up in your office staff room, school/library noticeboard, or shop window. Don't forget to post a photo of it on social and mention @acornbookclub!
You can also make a financial donation (which will go solely towards brand new books) using our Paypal form and any Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card.
|Beckenham||Langford Russell||3-5 Kelsey Park Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 6LH|
|Belvedere||Acorn||75a Nuxley Road, Belvedere, Kent, DA17 5JN|
|Bexleyheath||Acorn||210 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7BD|
|Blackfen||Acorn||258 Blackfen Road, Blackfen, Kent DA15 8PW|
|Blackheath Village||John Payne||1 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Village, London SE3 0TA|
|Blackheath Standard||John Payne||11 Stratheden Parade, Blackheath, London SE3 7SX|
|Brockley||Acorn||409 Brockley Road, Brockley, London SE4 2PH|
|Bromley South||Langford Russell||19-23 Masons Hill, Bromley, Kent BR2 9HD|
|Camberwell||Acorn||27 Denmark Hill, Camberwell, London SE5 8RS|
|Catford||Acorn||128 Rushey Green, Catford, London SE6 4HQ|
|Chislehurst||Langford Russell||7a High Street, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 5AB|
|Crystal Palace||Acorn||29 Westow Street, Crystal Palace, London SE19 3RW|
|Dartford||Acorn||5 Market Street, Dartford, Kent DA1 1EY|
|Dulwich||Acorn||98 Lordship Lane, Dulwich, London SE22 8HF|
|Eltham||Acorn||78 High Street, Eltham, London SE9 1BX|
|Forest Hill||Acorn||58 London Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3HF|
|Greenwich (East)||John Payne||11-15 Woolwich Road, Greenwich, London SE10 0RA|
|Greenwich (West)||John Payne||227 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, London SE10 8NB|
|Grove Park||Acorn||321 Baring Road, Grove Park, London SE12 0DZ|
|Kennington||Acorn||325 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 4QE|
|Lee||John Payne||119 Burnt Ash Road, Lee, London SE12 8RA|
|Lewisham||Acorn||153 High Street, Lewisham, London SE13 6AA|
|Locksbottom||Langford Russell||423 Crofton Road, Locksbottom, Kent BR6 8NL|
|London Bridge||Acorn||116-118 Bermondsey Street, London Bridge, London SE1 3TX|
|Northumberland Heath||Acorn||233-235 Bexley Road, Northumberland Heath, Kent, DA8 3EX|
|Orpington||Langford Russell||280 High Street, Orpington, Kent BR6 0ND|
|Peckham Rye||Acorn||30-32 Peckham Rye, Peckham, London SE15 4JR|
|Plumstead Common||Acorn||140 Plumstead Common Road, Plumstead, London SE18 2UL|
|Plumstead High Street||Acorn||105 Plumstead High Street, Plumstead, London SE18 1SB|
|Rainham||Acorn||11 High Street, Rainham, Kent ME8 7HX|
|Sidcup||Acorn||104 High Street, Kent, DA14 6DS|
|Streatham||Acorn||4 Streatham High Road, London, SW16 1DB|
|Strood||Acorn||2 North Street, Kent, ME2 4SH|
|Swanley||Acorn||8 High Street, Swanley, Kent BR8 8BE|
|Sydenham||Acorn||278 - 280 Kirkdale, Sydenham, London SE26 4RS|
|West Wickham||Langford Russell||7 High Street, West Wickham, Kent BR4 0LP|
|Welling||Acorn||2a Bellegrove Road, Welling, Kent DA16 3PR|
|Woolwich||John Payne||93 Woolwich New Road, Woolwich, London SE18 6EF|
If you’re directly involved with a school or local organisation that works with children, and could benefit from a supply of used and new children’s school books, please fill in the form below and we’ll see if we can help.