Saturday, October 18, 2008
Share The Love! Donate Some Books!
I have been chatting with some of my fellow romance readers and bloggers, and we seem to all have the same problem about what to do with ARCS or other books we read and can't keep because of lack of space. Some have thought about throwing out their books, and for myself, to throw out a book is the worst thing I can do. If it came down to it, I would put a box of books in front of my house with a big sign that says- "FREE BOOKS!"
Lately, I have been mailing out books to friends and those I have come to know very well on the net as a solution. For some this is too pricey, and the, idea came up about donating books. But the big question is where to donate?
If you are in the same boat as I am, I may have the answer to this problem. Share the Love is a new site founded by romance authors, Maya Rodale and Ann Bleakley, who want you to donate your old and new romance novels to:
"Provide assistance to women in transitional periods of their lives—homeless and domestic violence shelters, prisons and recovery half-way houses—and that help them establish independent lives."
These books would go to the Women in Need, Inc. "Founded in 1983, today serves over 8,500 people including 5,000 children who are homeless and disadvantaged. We strive to restore dignity, promote independence and provide stable housing to vulnerable families who face major obstacles that threaten to destroy their lives. When families find themselves without options, we provide them with housing, skills, knowledge, understanding and support"
Among Share the Love, there are other places that also take donations such as:
Books for Africa
Books for Soldiers
If anyone has any other donation places that can recommend, post here, and I will add to the list. Why not share the love and donate your books that can bring happiness to others?