e-readers or other gadgets today - give more children the chance to read and learn.
We all like to upgrade to the latest cell phone, iPod, iPad, Kindle, Nook or laptop. It's human nature - gotta have the latest and greatest, right?
This means you probably have a drawer (or closet) full of "old" devices gathering dust.
Make them useful. Donate your old cell phones and other gadgets to us. We'll sell them online to fund our literacy efforts and you'll 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).
We are a 501(c)(3) charity and 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 (see below) you can download and affix to your envelope. If need be, we can mail you a postage-paid bubble envelope for cell phones, iPods, e-readers and iPads. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request this.
If you would like a tax receipt for your donation, please include your email address inside the shipment and we will email you a receipt as soon as your donation arrives.
Important details -- what we can use:
Cell Phones, Blackberrys, iPods, iPads, Kindles, Nooksand other electronic gadgets must be from the last six years. Must be in working condition. We do not need instruction manuals or the original boxes - they do not add to the sales value of the items, but do add to the cost of shipping the items to us. Please be sure to include the power cable (not required for Apple products, but it sure would be helpful).
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.
Let us know if you have gadgets (digital camers, etc.) that we did not include in this list - we'll take a look and see if it would be worth reselling! Thank you for considering donating your old cell phone and other items to Books for America.
Click on the form to the right to download a pre-paid postage label. Print it out and affix it to a bubble envelope or the smallest box you can find - this helps us keep down the shipping costs! PLEASE NOTE: This label can not be used for laptops or books!! This would be prohibitively expensive for us.
Of course it would help us even more if you could use your own packaging and pay the postage yourself. In that case, just prepare your package without using our label and bring it to the post office.
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 our home page to learn more about what we do!