Dear Book Lovers,
There are multiple ways to get involved in sharing your love of reading and paying it forward. With nonprofits and institutions in need of used and new books, below are a few avenues to consider for donating books.
Better Word Books - Based out of Mishawaka, Indiana, this entity provides drop boxes that collect book donations primarily along the East Coast, Mid West and part of Southern United States. Interested members are welcome to look up their closest donation box here.
Books Through Bars - Headquartered out of West Philadelphia, this nonprofit welcomes book donations that are forwarded to prisoners behind bars. Volunteers and donors make it possible for the prison population to have access to reading materials representing multiple genre that deliver educational, historical and entertainment value. This nonprofit has sustained its presence for 30 years and is going strong thanks to good Samaritans supporting this cause from within United States and beyond. Learn more how to get involved here.
Salvation Army - One of the greatest providers of social aid, this nonprofit welcomes donations from books to household items that extend a second chance to individuals starting all over. Donations are put to good use through items shared with domestic, social and professional groups in need of resources. Find a location closest to you, or schedule a pick up for your donation here.
Reader to Reader, Inc. - Supporting global literacy in action, this group's mission is to support the distribution of books in low income areas and making book donations available for state wide public libraries. Learn more about this program here.
Local Libraries - Get the local community involved through hosting events that raise monetary resources and book donations to support public libraries that make accessible a broad genre of reading materials available to students and local residents. Find a library near you.