should be new or barely used. Please do not donate a book if it is:
soiled or torn in any way, defaced by writing, poorly bound or
marred by missing pages or serious misprints.
American books such as local histories, regional cooking books
and computer buying guides.
We are currently most in need of Pre-K to 12th grade reading books as well as
Math and science textbooks. At the Pre-K to 1st grade level we especially
would like phonics related materials.
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on the type of book, age can be an important factor in the evaluation
should not be more than five years old.
should be no more than eight (8) years old.
textbooks, especially in the fields of medicine, science, social
science and the humanities should be current or no older than
appreciate that we must show sensitivity to the values of potential
recipients. In particular we are most concerned about:
Many older anthropology, history, geography and social science
textbooks may reflect now discredited points of view that could easily
perpetuate stereotypes about Africa and the Caribbean and the
developing world in general.
Please do not donate books that propagate the views of a particular
religion and would be used for evangelizing. We are happy to accept
books on comparative religion or on the history and philosophy
of different religions.
do not currently accept magazines other than National Geographic magazines
published after 2000.
would aid us if you placed books of similar genre together.
be packed flat in covered boxes.
NOTE! No book is free of cost!
the information in it is not relevant or appropriate to our potential
recipients, there is a negative cost especially in precious staff
Dumping useless and irrelevant books is worse than sending
no books at all! This
is because precious resources are wasted by recipients in retrieving
them from docks, transporting, cataloging and storing them.