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What is the Book Rescue? Print E-mail

SUMMER HOURS 
Monday - Friday, 9am-4:30pm

SCARCE Book Rescue - Textbook Room

Our goal is to "rescue" books from the landfill, and get them to children in need. Our shelves display over 25,000 books. Schools or organizations working with children in need 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 page. 

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. 

Children under age 14 are not permitted in the textbook & warehouse area.

 

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

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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.
Thank you from St. Isidore Catholic Church

"Dear SCARCE,

We would like to express our sincerest thanks for the 176 books you donated to the annual St. Isidore Thanksgiving Drive!  On Sunday November 21, we were able to provide full Thanksgiving meals to 310 families to take home and cook. 

Due to your generosity every child that walked through our doors that night, from infants to teenagers, was able to receive between five and seven almost new books.  All remaining books, board games and videos/dvd's that remained after the drive were sent to services to local residents.  Thank you for feeding the minds of those that hunger for it while others feed their stomachs!

On behalf of our Thanksgiving 2010 Coordnator, Michelle Peluso, and St. Isidore, I thank you for generously answering our request and making our 2010 Thanksgiving Drive so successful.

Sincerely,
Ane Berg
Director Human Needs Ministries
St. Isadore Catholic Church