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Guidelines for Donating Children's Books

We appreciate your interest in donating books to One for the Books. One of the main reasons our organization has been able to impact so many children's lives is because of the generous involvement and support from people like you. The following are some general guidelines for collecting children's books for our program.

Please note that One for the Books does not accept books in poor condition. Kindly consider donating only new books or books in excellent condition.

The following types of books are much-needed in the countries where we operate:

Simple children's storybooks.

ABC and 123 books, or anything suitable for                 teaching young children the English language.

Picture books for young children who can't yet                 read.Hardcover books that are durable.

Educational books that are fun (science,                 geography, math, world history, etc.)

Easy beginner's novels for older children (but                 remember English is their second language).

Certain materials and subjects are NOT accepted by One for the Books, including:

Books not appropriate for young children.

Fiction such as novels, mysteries, romance.

Journals and magazines.


One for the Books also accepts the following donations:

Children’s art supplies, such as, paint,                 paintbrushes, crayons, coloring books, markers,                 construction paper, art clay, etc.

Creative craft kits.

Educational toys that are NOT electronic.


If you have questions or need additional information? Please Contact Us via email or phone, and we will be happy to help!

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