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Inspiring People to Care for the Earth

 
What is the Book Rescue? Print E-mail

RESCUE PROJECT HOURS
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday:  9:00am-6:00pm
2nd & 4th Saturday of each month (excluding holidays):  9:00am-noon

SCARCE Book Rescue - Textbook Room

Our goal is to "rescue" books and school supplies from the landfill, and get them to children in need. Our shelves display over 25,000 books. Schools or non profit organizations are welcome to choose books free of charge (although donations are always welcome).

Many of the books come from schools that replace their books, so most of the textbooks are in "classroom quantities" -- the books are rescued from one school and provided for another school. There are also "library books" donated by schools, libraries, and the general public. If you have gently used books, please consider donating them.


Homeschools and the general community are invited to join our Homeschool Program program

PLEASE DROP OFF BOOKS, OR OTHER ITEMS, ONLY DURING BUSINESS HOURS. Please use boxes for donations and keep boxes reasonably sized in consideration of our volunteers (banker-sized boxes or smaller).  Also, if you have more than 10 boxes to donate, please call ahead before dropping off your donations. 

For safety reasons no children under age 14 are not permitted in the textbook & warehouse area.IMG1349

 

The book rescue depends on monetary donations to keep our doors open.  We greatly appreciate any small (or large) donations



 
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Hours

SCARCE Hours

Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm

Tues 9am-6pm

2nd & 4th Saturdays 9am-12pm

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SCARCE is a 501(c)(3) and donations to SCARCE are tax deductable. Ask for a tax receipt when dropping off books or items at Tools for Schools.
SCARCE Helps Keep Kids Out of Prison

These students are at-risk youth. They are on the cusp of being expelled and becoming a burden on society. SCARCE is helping our program to keep our students off the streets and out of prisons. This I assure you, will cost more tax money in the long run than keeping SCARCE open for teachers like me to make use of now.

Yes, I know my program is not in DuPage, so one might say who cares?
These students if not directed with a solid education, may become not just a burden on Cook County, or DuPage,
but the state and nation as a whole.

SCARCE does not just seek to help out the environment in a "green" "eco-friendly" way, but allows me to create a better environment for good kids who have made bad decisions.

Neil Gonzales- RISE Educator Worth