Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Books for Soldiers

I just read this on today and I think it is a wonderful program... To say thanks to our brave Soldiers!
This is such a great idea Dog-Eared Pages used book store here is their post...
Books for Soldiers 100,000 Paperback Books going to the Middle East!
We started this New Program at our Used Bookstore in Phoenix, Arizona after speaking with some of our customers who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan. They were telling us that in their off-duty hours there wasn't much to do other than read or play video games and unfortunately there were never enough books for everyone to read and pass around.
We trade for used books in our store and often times we receive duplicate titles we don't need on our shelves. We have been donating books since we opened our bookstore in August of 2008 to the VA Hospital with Vets on their way down for treatment and Senior Communities & many other charities around town and we will continue all of these worthy programs.

The Books for Soldiers Program is going to be a massive undertaking and we are asking for every Patriot in America to help.
We are donating all the books. We'll pack & address the boxes, fill out the custom forms, and stand in line at the post office to send them out.
Here's what you can do:
Send an e-mail to all of your friends, letting them know that we need the address of any person serving in the Middle East and ask them to send the message on to their friends. We need this message to go viral; it will take 3,847 names @ 26 paperbacks per box to reach our 100,000 book goal.

If you use Facebook or Twitter please post the message there also. If we all work together we can really make a difference for our soldiers.
In your message, you can use this link for more information and instructions. http://Tinyurl.com/Soldiers-Books
To get a box of books shipped here's all you need to do:
Send the name and address and your relationship (friend or relative) along with what he/she likes to read to: info@Dogearedpagesusedbooks.com We are sending a personalized letter in each box we pack stating who gave us their name (i.e. Greetings from Dog-Eared Pages Used Books in Phoenix, AZ Your mother gave us your name and address and asked us to send this box of books to you and your friends serving with you. etc)
We are sending out the boxes as donations for postage is received, our friends and neighbors here in Phoenix are contributing every day.
Please, if you can
Go to the Home Page scroll down to the bottom and make a donation for postage, it costs only 50 cents to get a book into the hands of our brave young men and women serving in the Middle East.
Thank You in advance for your efforts


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