10,000 donated phones equals 100,000s of additional books to 1,000s of deserving kids.
A simple act, a very positive result.
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We all like to upgrade to the latest cell phone, tablet, mp3 player, e-reader or laptop. It's human nature – we have to have the latest and greatest, right? This means that millions of Americans have a drawer full of "old" devices gathering dust.
Make them useful! Donate them to Books for America, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to build and improve reading libraries in schools, shelters, and many other organizations. We'll sell the gadgets online to fund our literacy efforts and people will receive a great (and easy) tax deduction. Some of the phones will be given to organizations we work with which support abused women (or otherwise disadvantaged women or families).
It is important to note that we ourselves are a charity and we sell the items ourselves. This means that 100% of the net revenue will support our literacy and educational efforts, unlike many phone donation programs which are run by for-profit fundraising companies and which only return a small percentage to charities.
We have a pre-paid address label that can downloaded from our website. If need be, we can mail a postage-paid bubble envelope for cell phones, iPods, e-readers and iPads.
Important details -- what we can use:
Cell Phones, Blackberrys, iPods, Tablets, E-Readers and other electronic gadgets must be from the last six years. Must be in working condition. Please be sure to include the power cable if you have one.
Laptops - Must be from the last seven years. Laptops do not have to be functioning. We are sorry, but we cannot offer a pre-paid label for laptop donations. You can mail them to us via Parcel Post, or perhaps a flat-rate Priority Mail box.
All items should be shipped to:
Books for America
c/o Gadget Donations
3829 Picket Road
Fairfax, VA 22031
Many thanks for supporting the literacy and educational efforts of Books for America. Visit BooksforAmerica.org to learn more about what we do!
SOURCE Books for America