As everyone probably knows I do a LOT of book reviews and book review/giveaways!! At the moment I am SWAMPED in books I have already read. They are in my living room, dining room, bedroom, on the floor (thanks to Baby who likes banging them there to wake me up!). There are a couple of books that maybe I will save for a second reading or to giveaway on my blog—but the rest? And for the icing on the cake—I have somehow hurt my rotocuff thus it is not easy for me to lug them around to various places. I WILL NOT THROW THEM OUT!!! Too many people can not afford to buy books and I have always believed that books and the reading of them is possibly the best thing that anyone can do.
You would think it would be easy to donate books—Well, the last time I had to fight with the local hospital to take a bunch and my local library only takes them at certain times of the year! This morning I went on an internet search for places in my area that take book donations. I did find some places not too far from where I live and the type of place actually surprised me! I will be calling them early next week to see if they want some books.
SOME IDEAS FOR WHERE YOU CAN DONATE BOOKS
The 3 Hospitals listed are not that close to me—but always try hospital volunteer departments that are near you—you never know!! Some hospitals actually have a book cart that the patients can borrow (or take home) to read.
The Salvation Army is always a great place to contact-I will have to call the store near me to see if they are still accepting books and if they pick up! (1-800-SA-Truck)
Neighborhood Health Centers and Open Door Family Centers-This one surprised me and there are 2 near where I live.
The VA also accepts books and I may give them a call—the only problem being that you have to leave the box outside and they will not give you a specific time-not good for where I live. ( www.pickupplease.org )
Check your local library—sometimes their volunteers have book sales.
At least I now have a starting point—and so do you!!
***I was driving to a client today and what did I spy? A collection bin for BOOKS!! Now why did I never notice that before!!
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