Finding Book Donations in Maryland Charities

Dec 24th 2014 at 3:35 AM

Many of us have books lying around the house; piled up in corners, lined up along the floor, stacked in piles on the desks and overflowing from our bookshelves. These books that may seem useless, simply taking up space, but they can be used as a gift of literacy. Donating your used books can help a young child gain love for reading or even support adult literacy programs. From the homeless to incarcerated, your next-door neighbor to a village across the globe, everyone can benefit when you donate your books to charity.

Used book donations are accepted by a number of charitable organizations throughout Maryland and Virginia. Donations of these books have become even easier through charities arranging free pickup services, often the same day. Practically all book donations are accepted; baby books, children’s books, law books, medical books, mystery novels, science fiction books, fine literature, foreign language books and guides, technical books, how to manuals, travel guides, travel books and travel essays, dictionaries and encyclopedias. Simply put, no matter the type of books donated, they will help someone in a tight financial situation who may be unable to purchase them. Book donations are directed to the right homes, charities or prison libraries and juvenile detention facilities.

One might wonder why they should donate books; most people aren’t needy by choice but due to circumstance. Reasons involve lack of skills, education or opportunities that directly leads to them being unable to find work. Giving the gift of literacy can, in the long run, improve their expertise and skills. It can also offer a way of entertaining enjoyment for those recuperating from accidents or operations. Book donations actually reduce the amount of clutter in our homes, creating a better use of space. For most of us, it is through generosity that society can help others improve their life.

Finding book donations in Maryland can be done through newspapers or calling local charitable organizations. Most book donations in Virginia libraries are available via book drives and other specific events. Be sure to prepare books for drop off by ensuring that badly damaged books are fixed and free of tears, notations or any visible signs of damage.

The world is full of generosity. Share the pleasure of reading with the less fortunate by donating your used books to a charity, schools, library or correctional facility. It is up to us to offer an opportunity for a better quality of life to those who need it.

About the Author:

This article was written by the Manager of Marketing and Community Relations at Horizon Goodwill Industries. They are one of the top leading human service agency and network of non-profitable organization. They serve 17 counties in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia. Their mission is to help people with special needs and barriers in employment to improve their quality of life through work and related services.

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