11 replies 

Debby-6-Kids

Location: Rhode Island, USA

Position: Parent


In reading all of the posts I have a question and many of you could help me with the answer. If we wanted to donate books where would we send them? I think this would be an awesome project to get everyone involved in. Zemlene, Ayoub maybe you could help me out here? How would we go about getting them to where they are needed?


 

Thanks, Debby

#1

Rose

Location: Philippines

Position: Parent


I think there are non-profit groups out there who accept books as donation. In turn, they’ll distribute the books to communities or libraries who need them.

Another option is your local library.


#2

Chuck

Location: Philippines

Positions: Parent, Classroom Teacher


In our country there are organizations stationed inside malls collecting book donations. I guess the best place to donate it is in your local library, public schools, and NGOs.

I remember where I was in the states there were a lot of garage sales which sell books for only a dollar or two, books worth 15-20 dollars. For me that was almost paradise.


 

~~~a stone is not carved by force but by constant friction~~~


#3

zemlene

Location: philippines

Position: Classroom Teacher


It’s a wonderful idea Debby, donating books could help a lot of kids.

Chuck’s idea is good, you can have a garage sale for those books. with very low price, this way you can help parents who don’t have enough resources to buy a book for their children. I myself is a great buyer for such sales.hehe.

Another way is to find in the internet some organizations nearest to your location that will possibly have such projects. They are the ones who knows best where to give your books. Sometimes these organizations also put up some big baskets in malls where you can deposit all your books. We have that baskets in our malls nationwide in my country. Maybe you have that there as well.

you can also visit some orphanage where most children there are being abandoned by their parents. Such presents could be very good for them.


#4

Chuck

Location: Philippines

Positions: Parent, Classroom Teacher


Deb, donate some books to prison. Our school conducts it outreach activities every year. For the third year students, they have a dialogue with the prisoners. We go to a medium security camp and visit prisoners and talk with them.

Inside prison, they can take up elementary, high school, college and even vocational courses. The problem though is that they lack proper funding for their materials. They do with what they have. One of their wishes is that their books be updated. And that is just what we are going to do. At the end of our school year, we will donate some used books for them to use.

You could also try doing this if you want.


#5

Debby-6-Kids

Location: Rhode Island, USA

Position: Parent


I never thought of that! We also have a training school out here maybe they could use them. We have so many books here and many the kids just have outgrown but are still in excellent shape for others to use. Eeeks, I really just sounded like a mom huh?! Sounds like I am talking about the kids clothes.


#6

keith at ela

Location: England UK and Philippines

Positions: Parent, Classroom Teacher Boy who could not read


Donating books is close to my heart. When I shipped out as much as I could, in a container from England, to start the school here in the Philippines, I brought as many books as I could but I never seem to have enough. Not only the English language teaching books but reading books, novels, and kids story books. I am always lending them out to my students, who range from the age of six to fifty six at the moment. I would love to have someone donate books of all descriptions, so that I have a better range for my students. Most of them not having the money to have them at home.

Keith at ela


 

Keithatela


#7

Debby-6-Kids

Location: Rhode Island, USA

Position: Parent


Keith, my family would love to send some books out. The boys are over my shoulder here. :)

This would be a wonderful project for them and I to do on school vacation.

I am a little lost on how to get my email address to you! Could you email Mike and I will ask him to give you my email address?


#8

keith at ela

Location: England UK and Philippines

Positions: Parent, Classroom Teacher Boy who could not read


Hi there Debby,

It brought a lump to my throat when I saw your reply about donating books. I have emailed Mike and hopefully he can put us in touch. The students and I will be for ever grateful, especially the ones I give free classes to because their families have no money.

I thank you and your boys for this very kind offer.


#9

Chuck

Location: Philippines

Positions: Parent, Classroom Teacher


Wow, its nice to know that you will donate some books to keith. Good job Debby. You are a wonderful mom.


#10

Debby-6-Kids

Location: Rhode Island, USA

Position: Parent


No problem Keith. I just want them to be used and enjoyed. :)


#11

keith at ela

Location: England UK and Philippines

Positions: Parent, Classroom Teacher Boy who could not read


Hi there Debby. It would be nice to be in contact with you.

My email address is:

keithatela@yahoo.com

and the school email is:

info@elaphilippines.com

Hope to hear from you soon.

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