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who can I donate books to ?

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kernowcat Tue 22-Feb-05 14:09:36

We are having a clear out and we have a huge pile of childrens books thay have grown out of. Alot of them look almost new and I wondered if anyone knows of a charity who be able to make use of them?

RTKangaMummy Tue 22-Feb-05 14:17:50

what about primary school

hospital

doctors surgery

Heart foundation shops deffo sell books

handlemecarefully Tue 22-Feb-05 14:21:51

absolutely any charity shop (I buy them from charity shops btw)

kernowcat Tue 22-Feb-05 14:23:50

I donate to charit shops and shop tee regularly but I wondered as we have so many there may be some organisation that can use them? Maybe I'll just split the box and take it to a few shops! Thanks for the help.

roisin Tue 22-Feb-05 14:24:29

I've taken outgrown books in to school (reception/nursery) and they have been gratefully received.

Oxfam have specialist bookshops, and do raise a lot of money this way.

Or Book Aid is the obvious charity that comes to mind.

littlemissbossy Tue 22-Feb-05 14:24:46

www.bookaid.org or any charity shop would have them

Hulababy Tue 22-Feb-05 20:40:56

We took some children's books, along with some toys and a cot, to a woman's refuge - they were very pleased for the,. We did it through someone else - as obviously I couldn't go myself for obvious reasons.

Also, nurserys, doctors, dentists, clinics, charity shop (Oxfam have book shops), hospital, etc.

vict17 Tue 22-Feb-05 20:45:02

also you can donate them to the library - then lots of other kids will get use out of them

Blossomhill Tue 22-Feb-05 21:08:40

Took all of mine into dd's old playgroup. They were extremely grateful.

handlemecarefully Wed 23-Feb-05 08:21:02

On the Women's refuge thing that Hulababy mentioned, you can usually make contact with womens refuges via the police (obviously they don't publish addresses anywhere)

jessicasmummy Wed 23-Feb-05 08:44:50

how about a childrens ward in a hospital.... the kids there probably could use some more decent things!

kernowcat Fri 25-Feb-05 10:19:33

Thanks for all your suggestions!

nnosam Fri 25-Feb-05 10:35:57

there is a charity that send stuff out to kids in south africa whoses lives have been affected by aids, in any way.
the only thing that they dont want is cuddly toys.
if you want you can cat me and i'll email you all the deatils.

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