Book Giveaways


The mission is dedicated to continuing Caitlyn Carman’s legacy through support of organizations committed to children, education, literacy and teaching. This is why we donate books. You can nominate a class or teacher for a Book Giveaway in Caitlyn's honor, please visit our Facebook page to do so. Also, more information about past book giveaways can be found on our In The News page.


We are proud that over


2,300 Books

have been donated so far!

Explorer Elementary School

March 6, 2020 - We visited 87 second graders at Explorer Elementary. We surprised a friend of Caitlyn's, Miss Maddie Miller.


Book giveaway for Maddie Miller at Explorer Elementary School



Mrs. Koenig’s middle school class in Spencer, Iowa. Book Giveaway December 13, 2019
Spencer, Iowa

December 13, 2019 - Mrs. Koenig’s middle school class in Spencer, Iowa. Arranged by my good friend Mindy Heiter.

Book giveaway for Mrs. Mriden and Mrs. Bunkers 1st grade room at West Central on Dec 13

West Central

December 13, 2019 - Mrs. Mriden and Mrs. Bunkers 1st grade room at West Central.




Book giveaway for Mrs. Nielsen’s class and Mrs. Kraayenbrinks class, Hadley Ziegler and Hannah Farris are student teachers, at Harrisburg Horizon Elementary on Nov 22

Harrisburg Horizon Elementary School

November 22, 2019 - Two classes, Mrs. Nielsen’s class and Mrs. Kraayenbrinks class (Hadley Ziegler and Hannah Farris are student teachers) at Harrisburg Horizon Elementary.

Book giveaway for Mrs. Wolff’s kindergarten class at Baltic Elementary on Oct 25th

Baltic Elementary School

October 25, 2019 - Book giveaway for Mrs. Wolff’s Kindergarten class at Baltic Elementary.




Book giveaway for Miss Weihe’s Kindergarten class at Garfield Elementary

Garfield Elementary School

September 27, 2019 - Surprise book giveaway for Miss Weihe's Kindergarten class at Garfield Elementary.

Garfield Elementary Mrs. Skogstad

Garfield Elementary School

September 27, 2019 - We also visited the Principal at Garfield Elementary, Mrs. Skogstad, who was Caitlyn and Alex’s favorite 3rd grade teacher.




Reach Literacy 300 Book Giveaway

300 Books Donated to Reach Literacy

September 27, 2019 - We donated over 300 books to Reach Literacy in honor of National Literacy Month with proceeds supporting the local school lunch programs.

Reach Literacy Book Giveaway

Reach Literacy

April 20, 2019 - Book donation to Reach Literacy in partnership with USD Pi Beta Phi.




HarrisburgJourney Elementary School Book Giveaway

Harrisburg Journey Elementary School

March 29, 2019 - Student teacher, Miss Horkey, and her 4th-grade class had special visitors in memory of her close friend, Cat, who was also an elementary education major. Mrs. Olson, Cat’s mom, wanted to share her story and give learners books to take home in memory of her daughter.


Give Like Cat

Give Like Cat


Love Like Cat

Love Like Cat


Honoring Cat

Honoring Cat