It has been terribly costly to send books to the communities that we work with ever since the US Post Office quadrupled the book rates in 2006. We are now exploring the donation of Kindles that are already loaded with books.
Are you getting a new Kindle or tablet or iPad during this holiday season? Book lovers: did you know that if you have collected many books on your Kindle device and you upgrade to a newer model, you can donate all your books very simply? Just de-register your Kindle from Amazon, turn off wi-fi, and send it to Kulanu. So long as we don’t register the Kindle to a new account, we can keep all your books, and the device is much easier to transport than a box of books!
We also welcome:
- Phones: donations of working unlocked quad band smartphones. More of our communities now have access to cell phone charging stations, and some have access to wifi – so these phones can be very useful. The phones must accept a SIM card.
- Cameras: digital cameras in good condition, 5 megapixels or more.
- Laptops: Windows XP or newer in good condition, at least 1 GB RAM.
To donate any of these, please contact us first at kulanu.org/contact and describe what you are offering, and we’ll send more instructions.