While home for the holidays this weekend, I tasked myself with cleaning out my childhood room. Instead of throwing out the slew of old books I discovered, I turned to Google to find out where I could donate them.
Enter Better World Books, an organization that collects used books and textbooks (even providing a free shipping label to streamline the process). The company then sells those books in it’s online marketplace. For every book sold, a book is donated to literacy projects around the world. Any collected books that can’t be sold are donated or recycled.
According to their website, Better World Books has converted more than 58 million books into over $10.4 million in funding for literacy and education and saved more than 40,000 tons of books from ending up in landfills.
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