Book Donation Initiative

To Be Included:

If you would like to be included on the below list, please email the following information to Becca Worthington at bworthington@publishers.org:

  • Company Name:
  • Paragraph of Description:
  • Contact Person/Email/Phone:
  • Proof of Tax Exempt Status (a copy on file of your IRS form and/or endorsed and filed articles of incorporation):
  • Mailing Address to Receive Donations:
  • Company website (if available):

501(c)3 ORGANIZATIONS

The Asia Foundation

Donating excess stock to Books for Asia


Books for Asia (http://asiafoundation.org/program/overview/books-for-asia) is currently seeking donations of excess stock from publishers. Created in 1954, Books for Asia has distributed more than 40 million books and materials to more than 50,000 institutions in 40 countries. The program is currently seeking donations of all types, including K-12, higher education and professional, technical and vocational books, for schools and libraries throughout the Asia-Pacific.

To donate books: identify excess stock, provide an offer list to Books for Asia, and send the requested books to the warehouse in California. For more information please visit the website or contact:

Wendy Rockett
Communications and Outreach Program Officer

The Asia Foundation
Phone: 510-667-6475, ext. 204
Email: wrockett@asiafound.org

BHM Regional Library System

BHM Regional Library System (www.bhmlib.org) is a three-county system in rural eastern North Carolina. In the past fiscal year they had severe budget shortfalls due to budget cuts in the N.C. State Aid to Public Libraries. After all of the fixed expenses had been paid, they only had $10,000 for books for eight public libraries.

A 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation, they provide library service to three counties —Beaufort, Hyde, and Martin Counties. These counties are Title 1 counties and a large percentage of the school children in these counties obtain free or reduced priced lunches indicative of the economic state of the communities. Any donations of books to their public libraries would be greatly appreciated on any topic for any age range.

Please mail donations to :

Attn: Susan Benning, Director

BHM Regional Library System

158 North Market St.

Washington, NC 27889

Contact information: Susan Benning, 252-946-6401, sbenning@bhmlib.org

The BIG Book Club

Amachi Texas and Big Brothers Big Sisters


Amachi Texas is a statewide joint initiative in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Education Agency, OneStar Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Texas.

Amachi Texas serves “invisible children” who have a family member incarcerated or on parole or probation by matching them with a safe, caring adult in a one-to-one mentoring relationship. For most children it is their first exposure to a loving, stable, and productive atmosphere.

Amachi Texas’ BIG Book Club is designed to encourage Bigs and Littles across the state to read together and, as a result, positively enhance their relationship, establish a lifelong love for reading, and improve the Little’s academic scores. By donating, The BIG Book Club can provide books to matches and for group reads, create discussion questions for the books, and plan activities to celebrate reading.

If you are able to donate please contact:

Shelby Rhoten
phone: 972.573.2378
srhoten@bbbstx.org

Botanica, The Wichita Gardens

Botanica, The Wichita Gardens (www.botanica.org) is opening a Library featuring garden, nature and healthful living reference materials for the community. The Library already has several gardening books, but would appreciate donations of nature books for children and healthful living books for all ages. The Botanica Library will be a unique and valuable resource for Botanica guests and the community. Botanica was opened to the public in May 1987 to generate enthusiasm for horticulture and enlighten people through educational, artistic and cultural experiences. With this mission, Botanica’s gardens and programs expand public awareness of horticulture, educate Kansans about how nature can improve their daily lives and assist in the promotion of community development. This botanical paradise on the plains comprises over 18 acres of stunning gardenscaping that features 26 themed gardens and over 4,000 species of plants both native and new to the region.

There are two main purposes for the Library. The first is to provide up-to-date resources for gardening, horticulture, nutrition, overall health and nature. We want people of all ages to be able to come to the Library and find something helpful or interesting to them. The second purpose is for the Library to provide a comfortable space for families to continue to enjoy their experience at Botanica. Our guests will get all kinds of benefits from the Library: sharing a coffee or a healthy snack, relaxing while the children are playing, coming in to do research for a school project or simply a parent and child taking the time to delve a little deeper into a topic, such as the extinction of honey bees, the migration of monarch butterflies, why spiders are good for the gardens or how nature affects our daily lives. The Botanica Library will foster environmental awareness and will have a huge impact on the community. All donations would be greatly appreciated.

Please mail donations to:

Botanica, Library

701 Amidon

Wichita, KS 67203

For more information, please contact:

Kyle Christensen

Botanica, The Wichita Gardens

701 N. Amidon

Wichita, KS 67203

Tel: (316) 264-0448 ext. 116

Fax: (316) 264-0587

kchristensen@botanica.org

Bradford Area Public Library Nursing Home Initiative

The Senior Outreach Coordinator for the Bradford Area Public Library in Bradford, Pennsylvania has started a new outreach program to area Nursing Homes and Retirement Facilities that will provide books to the residents that are not able to get to the Library on their own. Because many of these residents have varying degrees of dementia, the books don't always make their way back to the library. Therefore, the Board has decided it best not to take books out of circulation for this purpose. This initiative would like to expand the program to include shut-ins and other home-bound people in the community as well as the residents in nursing facilities and is seeking any donations (of any titles and genres) of LARGE-PRINT books for its cause.


If you are able to donate books, they will provide a blank PA sales tax exempt certificate indicating that we are a non-profit institution. Please contact:


Bradford Area Public Library

ATTN: Patricia A. Harris

67 West Washington Street

Bradford, PA 16701

The Center of Higher Development


The Center of Higher Development (COHD) provides computer training, career readiness skills, practical life skills, and educational resources via technology. Our mission is to eliminate the Digital Divide in under-served communities in the greater Chicago area. COHD proudly hosts a summer camp and after-school program for our local children as well.

We are currently working on a Reading Program for our youth students (approximately 30 students between the ages of six to sixteen). Unfortunately, our organization lacks many resources. Please consider donating gently-used books to help our students become better readers and critical thinkers.

For more information on the Center of Higher Development, please email site manager Qiana Gillespie or call at 1-888-317-5480.

Please mail donations to:

Center of Higher Development
Lakegrove Village Complex
3515 South Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60653

Christian City


Christian City is a 40 year old, non-profit, charitable organization, which provides homes, healthcare and supportive services to 1,100 seniors and children at its campus in Union City, Georgia. In the pursuit of providing quality services to its residents, the organization has built a new library and reading area that can house thousands of volumes. Christian City welcomes book donations of any kind but is especially interested in items for the visually impaired community.

If you are able to donate books, please contact:

Christopher Loga, ADC
Christian City
7300 Lester Road
Union City, GA 30291
phone: 770-964-3301
fax: 770-964-7041
chrisl@christian-city.org

Coalition for Community Schools


The Coalition for Community Schools is an alliance of national, state and local organizations in education K-16, youth development, community planning and development, family support, health and human services, government and philanthropy as well as national, state and local community school networks. The Coalition advocates for community schools as the vehicle for strengthening schools, families and communities so that together they can improve student learning.

The goal of Community Schools is to address the multiple needs of children by recognizing that learning is influenced by ongoing experiences within families, schools, community-based organizations, as well as meeting the basic physical, mental and emotional needs of young people and their families.

Roosevelt Elementary School is an inner city school serving low income families in the Allentown School District of Pennsylvania. Coalition for Community Schools is looking for book donations that will go towards a books event which will enable reading outside of school, particularly during the summer.

If you are able to donate books, please contact:

Tania Vargas
Community School Coordinator
Roosevelt Elementary
phone: 484-765-4468
vargast@allentownsd.org

The Conservation Fund

The Fund is a nationwide, non-member based non-profit focused on conserving the United States most important habitats for fish, wildlife, public access and use and all the benefits naturally functioning land and water bring to society. The Conservation Fund has been recognized with the highest ratings for efficiency and effectiveness by Charity Navigator and the American Institute of Philanthropy, both charity watch dog organizations for many years. Your support goes to conservation investment on the ground — not overhead and unproductive expenses. The Fund routinely leverages donors’ dollars at 10:1. Supporting the Last Great Fishery is a tax-deductible investment, which can be one of your first 2013 deductions.

Contact Person: Sue Cox, 317-965-2091, SueCox0121@hotmail.com

Please mail donations to:

Attn: Sue Cox

The Conservation Fund

1560 Claireridge Court

Avon, IN 46123

The Global Links Library and Literacy Campaign, Elon University

Book Donations for U.S. and South African Schools


The Global Links Library/Literacy Campaign is an ongoing service initiative that began in 2007 as part of Elon University’s South Africa study abroad program. The campaign establishes and or develops the resources of libraries in schools and community centers in South Africa and the United States for the purpose of: improving literacy and the love of reading; fostering cross-cultural understanding among constituents through a global book club and reading program; providing tutorial and technological support to program constituents; and providing students with virtual and mortar-and-brick environments through which they can create and share original artistic pieces, such as poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and other original work of art.

For students and learners, the program is designed to:

* use literature to improve reading competency
* foster multicultural awareness and understanding through literature
* raise students’ global awareness of crises, events, and lifestyles in other areas of the world
* develop student technological competencies with computers, software, and learning tools like blogs so that they may express opinions and share views on varied subjects
* foster friendship among students of similar ages in various countries and communities, and help them accept differences and find commonalities with others

For our community partners, the program is designed to:

* increase patron usage of the participating libraries
* increase literacy and reading competencies among elementary, middle school, and high school student participants in the program
* grow new, long-term partnerships between Elon and local and global community partners

To learn more about how you, your school, organization, or agency can join the program, or to make a tax-deductible donation towards books, computers, or other technologies, contact:

Dr. Prudence Layne
GLLC/Elon University
Campus Box 2338
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: 336-278-5618
www.elon.edu/sasa

Grafton Integrated Health Network

Grafton began providing services for students with special needs in 1958. Our school began with three children in the kitchen of Ruth Birch, a parent who was unable to find educational services for her son who had a learning disability. Today we serve over 300 individuals annually with a variety of complex disabilities in a variety of programs and locations.

One program Grafton offers is psychiatric residential treatment for children and adolescents aged six to 21 with psychiatric disorders combined with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Located in Berryville, VA, we provide intensive trauma informed treatment that promotes growth, healing and recovery. Our clients in Berryville also attend our school. We are proud to offer a library for learning, reading, studying and growing. But our library contains books that are aging and out-of-date. The majority of our students read at a 3rd grade reading level and need high interest/low vocabulary books in the areas of presidents, sports figures, animals, history, geography, science, transportation and art. We also desperately need reference books. Our World Book set is from 2001. Our most current reference book, the World Almanac, is from 2003. We also need current textbooks. Thank you for any and all resources you can provide to our very special students.

If you are able to make a donation, please contact:

Bonnie Zampino

180 Grafton Lane

Berryville, VA 22611

Tel: 540-955-2400 ext 7216

bonnie.l.zampino@grafton.org

www.grafton.org

Great Bay Services

The Mission of Great Bay Services (www.greatbayservices.org) is to offer supports to people with developmental disabilities and special needs and to their families; to enrich and enhance the lives of the people we serve and to assist them in reaching their potential through comprehensive services which give options and choices; to initiate innovative ways to meet the changing needs of our clients; and to support self-determination and advocacy for those we serve.


Great Bay Services has been in operation since 1954. We have a day center which offers programming to adults with developmental disabilities. Services covered range from art programs, skill building (social, educational, employment, daily living) as well as community integration. We currently serve 84 adults between the ages of 22 and 66, from Strafford and Rockingham counties in NH as well as Southern York County Maine.

One of our biggest drives is a new literacy program run here at our center. Many of our members have reading level far below 9th grade, and have been developing a program to continue working on reading and writing which many have not had since leaving high school. We currently use our local public library as much as possible, but have created an in-house library to allow our members to have constant access to reading material between trips to our local library. We have started to receive limited amount of donations but need much more to fill our shelves.

Please mail your donations to:

Attn: Michael Rennebu

Great Bay Services

2061 Woodbury Ave.

Newington, NH 03801-2893

Contact: mrennebu@greatbayservices.org, 603 436 2014 ext 18 (email preferred)

Guatemala SANA Children's Project

The mission of the Guatemala SANA Library (www.sanachildren.org) is to promote early literacy, encourage a love for reading, and provide a safe, community atmosphere for learning.

Our preschool can accommodate 120 children, but there are approximately 3,000 children in Santa María between the ages of 2 and 5 years old. With the construction of a library, we seek to reach all children. We also want to reach out to the mothers, many of whom cannot read or write. The predominant language spoken in Santa María de Jesús is Kaqchikel. However, the government does not provide bilingual teachers (Spanish and Kaqchikel), leaving the children at a great disadvantage, especially the girls. The library will give children and mothers the opportunity to learn to read in Spanish, which will better equip them for educational opportunities in the future.

Please send any donations to:

Grace Thee

Guatemala SANA

300 S. Biscayne Blvd, Unit 2710

Miami FL 33131

grace@sanachildren.org or e.grace.thee@gmail.com

713-516-1364

Hands Across the Sea

Founded in 2007, Hands Across the Sea (www.handsacrossthesea.net) serves libraries, literacy programs, pre-schools, primary schools and secondary schools in the English-speaking Eastern Caribbean nations of Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, the Commonwealth of Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada. The prevailing image of these islands in the U.S. is as tourist destinations, but they are also challenged by low levels of literacy, shortages of books and teaching materials, and inadequate funding for education. Hands Across the Sea works to improve children’s reading skills and literacy by providing age-appropriate books, creating high-functioning borrowing libraries and fostering sustainability. Hands partners with publishers not only to support and promote libraries, but also in the creation of a reading culture, where books become a source of excitement, enjoyment and empowerment for Caribbean children. More information is available at our website, and this short video reflects the impact of our work: www.handsacrossthesea.net/SpecialThankYou.htm

Hands Across the Sea is a Massachusetts-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donors may be eligible to receive an enhanced tax-deduction for making an inventory donation to us. We seek donations of books and educational materials for children and young readers from pre-school through high school. If you are interested in making a donation, please contact:

Colin McCullough

Operations Director

Hands Across the Sea

(617) 755 4349

colin@handsacrossthesea.net

Hartman Literacy and Learning Center

Marquette University

The Hartman Literacy and Learning Center of Marquette University (www.marquette.edu/hartman) is a teaching, research and service site that houses an afterschool literacy intervention program for local schoolchildren. The children who attend the Center’s partner schools and who read at least one year below grade level are eligible for participation. The Center is designed to improve the quality of literacy instruction provided by teachers and the literacy acquisition of urban children. The goals of the afterschool program are to engage urban schoolchildren who have difficulty learning to read in supplemental instruction and to provide Marquette University students completing elementary education coursework with well-supervised experiences of literacy instruction. The undergraduate students tutor inner-city Milwaukee children for 90 minutes, twice weekly, for 10 weeks per semester. Faculty members review lesson plans and supervise tutoring sessions. Research examines factors that relate to growth in children’s reading abilities. If you are able to donate please contact:

Cailin Hostad

Hartman Literacy and Learning Center

Marquette University

College of Education

p: (414) 288-7235

cailin.hostad@marquette.edu

Or please send donations to the following mailing address:

Hartman Literacy and Learning Center

Marquette University

College of Education

561 N. 15th Street

Room 151

Milwaukee, WI 53233

Here Today Gone Tomorrow

Here Today Gone Tomorrow Thrift Store (www.htgthrift.com) was founded 20 years ago with the mission of being a year-round fundraising source for local nonprofit organizations. We sponsor local charities in our area and share 50% of the store’s proceeds with them. Last year we were able to give back nearly $50,000 to the community. The Battered Women’s Shelter received almost $8000 of that money simply by asking people who called with donations to bring them to HTGT. Last year Cat Haven raised over $1000 just bringing in a few things at a time. The Charlie Thomas Head Start Program, meeting the needs of the Gardere area, raised over $5500. With regards to book donations, we have a library/book room that we are looking to improve, as we sell many books from our location. Any trade books would be appreciated. If interested, please contact:

Debbie Staples

Here Today Gone Tomorrow

10240 Burbank Dr.

Baton Rouge, LA 70810.

225-769-2259 Store

225-955-2530 Direct

office@htgthrift.com

The Interfaith Caregiver Volunteer Program


The Interfaith Caregiver Volunteer Program is a grassroots program whose mission is to help the homebound and frail elderly remain in their own home as long as possible. In its ninth year, the program provides home visits, assistance to those with poor vision, escorts to medical and other needed appointments, shopping assistance, and telephone reassurance. The program is not funded by any City, State, or Corporate entity and depends solely on donations and fundraising. The program is in need of a well-rounded selection of books including Mystery, Fiction, Non-fiction, Biographies and Autobiographies, History, Romance, Science Fiction, Children’s, Religious, How-To and Self-Help books. If you are able to donate please contact:

Grace Bova
Project Director
Interfaith Caregivers
2975 Independence Avenue
Bronx, NY 10463
phone: (718) 548-1700 x477
GBova@fhsny.org

Judith's Reading Room

Judith's Reading Room (http://www.judithsreadingroom.org/), a non-profit established in 2010, promotes "Freedom Through Literacy" by providing custom libraries to non-profit organizations that serve people who, for any reason, have limited or no access to literature. Our libraries benefit local low-income and at-risk families, local hospitals, children learning English across the world, and our honored veterans and active-duty soldiers.

Judith’s Reading Room was established in memory of Judith F. Krug, first cousin to its founders. As Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom for over forty years, Judith fought for the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech, believing that no one has the right to tell other people what they can or cannot read. At Judith’s Reading Room, we want our individually prepared libraries to be a universal symbol representing the ideal that every person around the world deserves access to literature, which has the power to transport and transform.

We have two specific needs:

  • Children’s books birth to five years old, specifically board books, for children who come from families that access WIC programs in Northeast Pennsylvania. These books will help children bridge the 30 million word gap and start school "ready to learn."
  • Quality trade paperback books for veterans and active-duty soldiers, and women undergoing chemotherapy at cancer hospitals, among others.

Please mail your donations to:

Judith’s Reading Room

378 County Line Road

Riegelsville, PA 18077

Contact: Cathy Leiber, Co-Founder, cathyleiber@gmail.com, (484) 661-6151

The Lelt Foundation

The Lelt Foundation (www.leltfoundation.org) is dedicated to helping orphans in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. One of our programs, “the Repi School Lunch Program,” provides food for students who have been labeled “severely malnourished” by the Ethiopian government. Our goal is to get these students fed so they can concentrate in school, receive their proper education and pull out of the cycle of poverty. We regularly return to Addis Ababa to work directly with the children. Our school programs director for the Repi School asked us to bring some beginning English books so that the students can improve their education. The school has hardly any supplies (they also asked us for pencils, pens and paper). They seem to have nothing that a school should have. Getting quality workbooks and general supplies will make an immense difference to these children.

If you have any lower level (K-2nd grade) English activity/educational books or supplies that you can spare for the children of Repi School in Ethiopia, we can give you a receipt of donation and show you photo documentation of the books arriving and being put into use. Your consideration is greatly appreciated.

Please mail your donations to:

Attn: Anja Wood

The Lelt Foundation
243 Riverside Drive, Suite #MZ 2
New York, NY 10025

Contact: 917.674.5710 or anjawood@nyc.rr.com

Michigan Friends of Education


Michigan Friends of Education (www.mifriends.org) is an affiliate of the Library of Michigan and works toward a better tomorrow by increasing the academic achievements and reading skills of children and needy adults in Michigan. The program rescues beautiful, usable books and materials from being destroyed by soliciting donations from publishers and distributors who have overstocked or outdated inventory. These books are then provided at no cost to a wide variety of social organizations that serve the needy. This includes disadvantaged readers, the ill, the incarcerated, senior citizens, and the handicapped. Michigan Friends of Education serves an estimated 855,000 people.

By donating books, magazines, craft supplies, and literary enhancing items, Michigan Friends of Education works as a cooperative network to qualified social organizations on an equal per-capita basis as opposed to first come, first served.

If you are able to donate, please contact:

Kitty Gailey or Suzi Schroeder
Michigan Friends of Education (MFE)
P.O. Box 183
171 Kuhn Street
Gregory, MI 48137

Contact information: phone: (743) 498-3003 or 1-800-846-8876,mifriends@charterinternet.com

Minds Matter of Los Angeles

Minds Matter of Los Angeles (www.mindsmtterla.org) is a college access program for high school students from low-income families. Our students enroll as sophomores, and for three years, spend every Saturday throughout the school year developing skills, and enhancing academic performance, in preparation for college success and beyond. The Minds Matter program includes:

• Math, Writing, and Critical Thinking tutoring

• Dedicated mentoring

• Formal leadership development

• Financial literacy

• Life skills workshops, and outside speakers

• Participation in leading academic summer programs around the USA and other countries

• Guidance and mentoring through college

Our students are smart, young adults who love to read. We appreciate book donations of all types, especially those on recommended for the AP English reading list and high school text books.

If you are able to donate, please contact: Tina Admans — President & Chairperson (info@mindsmatterla.org) or send donations to:

Minds Matter of Los Angeles

19360 Rinaldi Street #705

Porter Ranch, CA 91326

Mission EduCare

Mission EduCare, aka MeCA, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2011. Our main goal is to enrich the learning environment for children by providing essential educational materials, training, and infrastructure to schools in under served and developing communities globally. Since our formation, we have accomplished numerous initiatives including providing shoes and backpacks to all the students at a school in Kenya, creating our global MeCA ConneXion pen pal program (where students in USA are communicating to students abroad), became a coalition member of the Global Campaign for Education-US chapter, and providing books and school supplies to children in Africa. Our specific book-related initiatives include:

Kenya Library Initiative: We started libraries in 3 Kenya schools: Mbugwa Primary School and Kihuti Primary School in the Mukurweini District and the Donald Romeo Academy in Kakamega, Kenya serving over 940 students.

Ghana Initiative: We provided school supplies for the 720 students attending Sempe Primary School located in Accra, Ghana.

Readers to Leaders: A program designed to build leadership qualities in children through the power of reading, writing and communication. The program supports various reading clubs, schools, and community libraries in developing communities. We were able to donate hundreds of books to support the Yen Anidaso Clubs of Readers (YACoR) located in Kyebi, Eastern Region Ghana serving over 200 children.

Ethiopia Initiative - Library Project: Our latestinitiative is to start a library at the Aduu Subba School located in Oromia Region, Sebeta Twon Ethiopia, which currently has 360 student enrolled.

We ask for your support so that we can continue to make a positive impact on children in developing communities around the world. You may contact Denise Allen, Executive Director and Founder, for any questions you may have at deniseallen@missioneducare.org

If you would like to contribute to our programs, you can make a tax deductible donation in two ways:

Online on our website (http://www.missioneducare.org/Donations.html) or donations addressed to Mission EduCare and sent to the below address:

Mission EduCare
P.O. Box 21
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
732-289-2396

info@missioneducare.org

Missouri Girls Town

Reading Materials for Young Women


Missouri Girls Town provides residential care for adolescent girls between the ages of eight and twenty-one who are in need of a therapeutic structured living environment to address emotional and behavioral disorders. Within the State of Missouri Guidelines, Missouri Girls Town is licensed to provide services for 56 total girls in Care Levels 3 and 4, Transitional Living, Structured and Unstructured Scatters-site apartments. Client referrals are accepted from the Children’s Division, Juvenile Offices, Department of Mental Health, Adoption Subsidy and private placement.

Our mission is to help every girl in our care gain a new start on life. MGT serves clients who have been sexually abused, physically abused, or severely neglected as well as those who are emotionally disturbed or suffer from behavioral and attachment disorders. The goal is to prepare clients to transition to a less restrictive living environment, which may include returning home, entering foster care, or graduating to an independent living program.

The library at Missouri Girls Town is outdated and some of the girls use reading as a way to deal with feelings and emotions in a positive way. For example when they are stressed or angry, they will read and it calms them down. Getting to the library off campus isn’t the easiest task to complete for most of the girls, so the library on campus is all they have. If the library included more current books in good condition the girls would read more and this would help them to be more successful in the classroom as well as in their future endeavors, including college. Any donation you are willing to give would be helpful and the staff as well as the residents would be grateful!

Contact Donor Relations Coordinator Dezra Lawson at dlawson@mogirlstown.org or 573-642-5345 ext. 22 with additional questions. Donations can be sent to:

Attn: Dezra Lawson
Missouri Girls Town
8548 Jade Rd.
Kingdom City, MO 65262

New Alternatives for Children

New Alternatives for Children’s (www.nackidscan.org) mission is to provide innovative high quality services in support of birth, foster, and adoptive families caring primarily for medically fragile children. NAC’s mission includes children with severe physical, emotional, and behavioral challenges and developmental disabilities. NAC’s services enable children to remain in or to be returned to their families whenever possible or to be adopted by loving families. Working primarily with children whose birth families live in poverty, NAC’s continuum of services ensures that children’s physical, social, educational, recreational, medical, and mental healthcare needs are met. By supporting families NAC prevents lengthy stays in foster care, hospitals, or other institutions. NAC builds on family strengths, provides opportunities, and assists all family members in reaching for and achieving their potential. To make a donation, please contact:


Attn: Gajtana Simonovski, Director of Volunteers and Community Relations
New Alternatives for Children
37 W. 26th Street
6th floor
New York, NY 10010
212.651.8036
gsimonovski@nackidscan.org

Pages for Children

Various Kinds of Childrens and Young Adult Books


Pages for Children is a nonprofit organization that sends books and cards to sick children and teens while in the hospital. This is a free program that will involve any and all hospitals that deal with sick children that will happen all year long, every year. We need new or gently used books that are appropriate for anyone 18 years of age or under. They don't all have to be reading books, it can be coloring books or activity books.

For more information, send donations or to contact Pages for Children:
Olivia Hardy
Pages for Children, Inc.
14204 Section Line Rd
Elkmont, AL 35620
info@pagesforchildren.org
http://www.pagesforchildren.com

Reader To Reader, Inc. Book Donations for U.S. Schools


Reader To Reader, Inc., an award-winning 501(c)(3) public charity is dedicated to bringing books, free of charge, to needy school libraries around the United States. The organization serves over 200 of the nation's poorest public schools and colleges and spans grades pre-k through college.

With 60% of underprivileged children not owning even a single book, a well-stocked school library is a critical resource hub that is a necessity not a luxury. Among the communities served are schools in the nation's poorest communities, including inner-city schools, Native American Reservations, and poor rural towns. Publisher's surplus books represent an invaluable resource for poor communities where there is literally no budget at all for book acquisition, and the librarians struggle to keep their time-worn books in readable condition.

Please contact:
David Mazor, Executive Director
Reader To Reader, Inc.
24 Mt. View Circle
Amherst, MA 01002
phone: 413-256-8595

dmazor@readertoreader.org
www.readertoreader.org
Donations are tax-deductible

Robert F. Wagner Middle School


The office of New York City Council Member Dan Garodnick is holding a book drive for Robert F. Wagner Middle School, located in New York City. Wagner Middle School is a large, ethnically diverse school of 1,300 students, 35 percent of whom receive free lunch. The new school library is in need of books for 4th through 12th grade reading levels, with a particular emphasis on 6th through 8th grade-level. Fiction and nonfiction are welcome. If you are able to donate books please contact:

Office of Council Member Garodnick
Attn: Brian Goldberg or Dan Pasquini
211 East 43rd St.
New York, NY 10017
phone: 212- 818-0580
garodbookdrive@gmail.com

Royal Live Oaks Academy

Royal Live Oaks Academy (http://www.rloacs.org) is a charter school in Hardeeville, SC with a mission to increase the successful participation of low-income students and to build a college-seeking culture. Although anticipating the completion of a new campus in 2016, they are currently holding classes in cottages/modular classrooms and have no central library.

The K-10 reading coach at RLOACS is helping teachers establish classroom library systems that will be effective for engaging students in classroom-based reading/book checkout until and after the construction of the school library and will monitor the school's book catalog using Booksource for school bookrooms (a free online program). They are seeking K-10 book donations on any topic across all genres.

To make a donation, please contact:

T. D. James-Moss, M.Ed., PBL/Reading Coach

Royal Live Oaks Academy of the Arts and Sciences

1398 Church Road; P.O. Box 528 (Mail to P.O. Box 528)

Hardeeville, SC 29927

(843) 784-2630 (School)

(704) 313-8562 (Google Voice)

(385) 2-RLOACS (Google Voice)

terri.james-moss@rloacs.org

Sacramento Performing Arts Conservatory


The Sacramento Performing Arts Conservatory (www.sacramentoconservatory.com) is starting a library and are looking for gently used books appropriate for youths between the ages of 3 and 17. We serve students from the Title I schools in the Sacramento Valley Region and they are interested in classic literature, textbooks, fiction and non-fiction, music, art, etc. Read more HERE.


If you are able to make a donation, please contact:

Clara Litman
Sacramento Performing Arts Conservatory

10702 Alicante Way

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 308-2307
clara.spac@live.com

San Diego Down Syndrome Organization


The San Diego Down Syndrome Organization (http://www.sandiegodownsyndrome.org) was founded in 2011. Its mission is to educate the community about individuals with Down Syndrome which will result in greater acceptance, to advocate for the realization and enhancement of the full spectrum of human and civil rights for persons with Down syndrome, to address social policy issues and conditions that affect the growth and the potential of persons with Down syndrome, to gather and disseminate accurate information regarding Down syndrome, to promote public awareness and a better understanding of Down syndrome, to encourage partnerships between parents and medical and educational professionals concerned with Down syndrome, to provide support to families of children with Down syndrome, and to encourage quality services for persons with Down syndrome. It implements its mission by supporting new parents of babies with Down syndrome, presenting workshops on topics of importance to our members and to those in the community concerned with Down syndrome, sponsoring social activities for members and their families and friends, and supporting legal and legislative initiatives to benefit those with intellectual disabilities. If you are able to donate books please contact:

John L. Leslie, Founder
San Diego Down Syndrome. Org
501 (C)(3) Non Profit
12038 Woodside Ave Ste A
Lakeside, CA 92040

Tel 619-708-5636
Fax 619-858-2321

jleslie@sandiegodownsyndrome.org

The Supply Zone for Teachers

The Supply Zone for Teachers serves the educational and creative needs of children in Brevard County’s highest poverty schools by providing classroom supplies to teachers free of charge through monetary donations and donated merchandise. Books are some of the most frequently requested items at the Supply Zone, since many of the students who benefit from this program do not even have a single book at home. Often times, their parents have to choose between either putting food on the table or buying school supplies such as books. Wewant to help ensure that these children have access to reading material.

The Supply Zone for Teachers is the newest program sponsored by the Brevard Schools Foundation (www.BrevardSchoolsFoundation.org). Established in 1987, the Brevard Schools Foundation is a direct-support, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which matches community resources with the needs of schools.

If you are able to donate books, please contact:

Elizabeth Schreiber, Program Manager

Supply Zone for Teachers

1225 Clearlake Road

Cocoa, FL 32922

321-617-7727

321-633-3660 ext. 301

Schreiber.Elizabeth@BrevardSchools.org

With Wings & a Halo

Providing books to children of all ages during an emergency/crisis situation


"With Wings & a Halo" is currently seeking donations of childrens' books for ages toddler to pre-teen. The books will be included in packets to be distributed by local police and emergency medical volunteers to children during a crisis situation.

The purpose of "With Wings and a Halo - R.E.A.C.H. a Child" is to reach out to children across America that find themselves in a crisis situation, whether they are being treated in a Children's Hospital, a Natural Disaster Area Shelter or children who are temporarily homeless or in distress.

If you are able to donate books please contact:

Paul S. Gilbertson-Co-Founder
Chris A. Gilbertson-Co-Founder
407 Augusta Drive
Waunakee, WI 53597
phone: (866) 992-6324
paul@withwingsandahalo.org

INTERNATIONAL & NON-501(c)3 ORGANIZATIONS

21st Century University College

The 21st Century University College (21CUC), Keta, Volta Region, Ghana is conceived as a centre of excellence for learning, research, and professional development. Outcomes of educational endeavors will promote sustainable development, employment growth, improved health, and poverty reduction in the West African sub-region in particular.

The University College is registered as a limited by Guarantee (Non-For Profit) hence non-taxable. It is envisioned that 21 CUC will be a centre of excellence uniquely positioned to prepare professional health care practitioners to meet the health needs of Ghana and the global community for the 21st century and beyond. Additionally, service and outreach activities will implement programs to empower individuals and support community development. The mission of 21st Century University College (21CUC) is to provide an outstanding academic student-centered environment that educates professional health care practitioners who are prepared with the necessary critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to be responsive to health care challenges of a developing nation within a global society. University goals will be maximized through excellence in teaching, research and service. Information on our Academic Programs is available upon request.

  • Age of Readers: Adults (Tertiary Students)
  • English Reading Ability: Advanced
  • Types of Books Needed: Text books and reference books in Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Physician Assistant Programs, General Psychology, Medical laboratory Technology, Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, Nutrition and dietetics, Biochemistry.

If you are able to donation, please contact:

Christmal jonah Kpodo
Gen. Secratory

21st Century University College
P.O.Box KW 64 Keta
Volta Region
Ghana
Website: www.21cuc.edu.gh
Email: centuryhealth2010@hotmail.com
Phone: +233 246602308 OR +233 509091833

Foundation of Unprivileged Orphans and Widows

The Foundation of Unprivileged Orphans and Widows initiative wishes to apply for assistance in form of text books to help start up the Tech Ed (Technical Education) project. In 2011, the Foundation of Unprivileged Orphans and Widows initiative launched five new programs, including a community day care center, computer training center, substance abuse program, and an alternative learning program for high school drop-outs. They delivered a total of $5000 in the community improvement projects in one year alone; an outstanding record of achievement. Their staff has doubled in an effort to effectively administer our new programs as well as keep pace with our organization's growing administrative responsibilities.

The organization is currently seeking textbooks in various subjects over three years to expand its very successful Tech Ed (Technical Education) program to provide aggressive, hands-on training and alternative education programs in its inner-city neighborhoods. Tech Ed is a highly effective five-year-old academic enrichment program for inner-city junior high and high school students who are orphans. Formed through a partnership between NGO's, FBO's, CBO's, the local college and the city's school district, the program currently has a total enrollment of 500 students.

The newly expanded PUTER (People Using Tech Ed Resources) outreach program will utilize the resources and leadership of Tech Ed students skills and knowledge to support high school drop-outs, under skilled and unemployed adults, single parents, and other community members lacking the adequate computer skills and educational resources needed to secure and maintain skilled jobs with which to support themselves and their families.

For more information on donating or partnering with the Foundation's demonstrated interest in alternative education and youth leadership development, especially for those from the underrepresented minority communities, please contact:

Chairman
Allan Mbaziira Dweain
Foundation of Unprivileged Orphans and Widows Initiative
Kampala

Uganda
Tele.No+256700637780

E-MAIL : fuowi06@gmail.com

International Centre for Environmental Education and Community Development (ICENECDEV)

The International Centre for Environmental Education and Community Development, Preserving and Conserving Nature for Sustainable Development (http://www.incenecdev.org/library) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Buea Cameroon. We are currently working in expanding our library program in reaching the increasing population of about 57,000 people interested in research and education in the Anglo-Saxon university of Buea, including those attending the Catholic University, professional schools, research centres, secondary and primary schools. ICENECDEV is requesting technical and material resources (including books) to build the capacity of its library located in the university community Buea. Past donors include:

  • Tusk Trust UK
  • Bees for development UK
  • Hesperian foundation USA
  • Trees for the Future USA
  • Ramsar convention Switzerland
  • African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement(AEWA)/UNEP-Germany
  • Agromisa Foundation Netherlands
  • Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural cooperation Netherlands

Book donations will be of great importance for students, farmers, researchers, and local inhabitants in the communities who visit community library. Donations will be part of a project equipping a community library with a computers, shelves, books, complete with ten laptops, internet access, and trained staff. ICENECDEV has been working since 2010 to open and equip this library, the first one to exist in this isolated and drought-prone area. A computer lab will provide community members and students with technology and professional training, access to educational resources, and a much needed means of communication.

For details on donating, please contact Eric Fongoh, Executive Director, International Centre for Environmental Education and Community Development (ICENECDEV), Preserving and Conserving Nature for Sustainable Development.icenecdev2006@yahoo.com. Tel: +237 33 60 93 11/ 74 03 35 83 / 96 27 89 31

The Nanubhai Education Foundation

The Nanubhai Education Foundation (www.nanubhai.org) was founded in 2007 to honor the former principal of Kadod High School, Kadod. Based in rural Gujarat, India, the Nanubhai Education Foundation works to improve education at our partner sites. A large percentage of the students at the rural high schools we serve are from “Scheduled Tribes and Castes,” ethnic and caste groups which have been historically oppressed. By helping to improve the quality of English education, we are equipping our students with the tools they need to succeed in modern, globalized India. Some of our initiatives include teacher training workshops, technology development, scholarships for young women, and a before and after school Spoken English program.

Currently, we are seeking ESL textbook donations for our Spoken English program. We have very few resources for teaching these twice-daily, hourlong classes. A set of approximately 100 used, low-beginner to high-beginner English textbooks would greatly help us improve our students' English skills.

If you have any questions about the specifics of what we would need, please contact Sarah Birgé, Senior Fellow of Professional Development, at sbirge@gmail.com.

Please mail donations to:

Sarah Birgé

c/o Principal Mahida

The Kadod High School, Kadod

TA: Bardoli, DI: Surat

Gujarat

INDIA

394335

Progressive Resource Center, North West Pakistan

Khwendo Kor's Progressive Resource Center, North West Pakistan (http://prcdir.webs.com/) is a non-profit that concentrates on education for girls. Its regional manager, Ibrash Pasha, has been working to promote reading culture and has established both a Progressive Resource Center and a children’s library. The organization also displays books in different places and encourages the people (mostly children) to start reading and engaging in positive activities. They are also engaging volunteers and activists to demand establishing public libraries in towns and cities and engaging the government and its representatives to functionalize the district’s only library, which is currently closed. The area where Khwendo Kor works is a conflict zone since the last 10 years and is located on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan where hundreds of the schools have been blown up by extremists. They kindly request books and written materials for their literacy initiatives. For more information, please contact:

Ibrash Pasham, Regional Manager

Khwendo Kor, Regional Office

Balambat Colony, Timergara,

Dir Lower, Pukhtunkhwa

Ph# +92-945-822806

Fax: +92-945-9250070

Email: ibrash@khwendokor.org.pk

Cell# +92-300-9363403

Village Focus International

Village Focus International (http://villagefocus.org/) invests in local leaders to create global change using a three-pronged strategy of protect, educate, empower! In Laos and Cambodia, we operate programs and support local partners that protect and empower women and children, create healthy villages, develop local leadership capacity, and protect land and livelihoods. Our activities include operating shelters for survivors of human trafficking; encouraging rural development through sustainable livelihoods training; and providing vocational skills training for disadvantaged young adults. Books are especially needed to build libraries in our shelters for trafficking survivors, as we often have children as young as 8 residing with us.

Mailing Address to Receive Donations:

House #54BC, St. 440,

Sangkat Toultoumpoung II

Khan Chamcamon

Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia

Please contact:
Stacia Sahi, Event Assistant + Program Coordinator

+855 (0) 92 801 264

stacia@villagefocus.org