Donate Old Books

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Andrew Erickson is donating books for David Allred's Eagle Scout project. Photo by McCall Voigt

Andrew Erickson is donating books for David Allred’s Eagle Scout project. Photo by McCall Voigt

David Allred, a student at Snow College, is collecting books for his Eagle Scout project. He is encouraging everyone to donate any old or unwanted books to help promote literacy.

The books donated will first be sorted, then sent to the Worldwide Book Drive, a non-profit organization dedicated to literacy. This charity has donated more than three million books globally. The books will be sent to people in third- world countries where they will be used to help the people there learn how to read.

Even if they are damaged or torn, any books will be accepted. The books in the worst condition will be recycled through factories that hire adults with disabilities, so any donation will be used for a good cause.

After spring break, there will be boxes located in the Greenwood Student Center (GSC), Humanities Building, and at the LDS Institute where you can drop off the books. So, if you have old books you’ll never use again, this is your chance to make good use of them while also cleaning off your bookshelves in the process. While you are home for spring break, don’t forget to do your spring- cleaning and bring back some books to donate.

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