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Inspiring People to Care for the Earth

 

Where Do the Books Go??

Where do the Books Go? Print E-mail

cc1Close to home, the gently used, rescued books have enhance the lives of students in many low income school districts, alternative schools, and special-ed programs through out Illinois. Every year, SCARCE participages in the Catholic Charities Back to School Fair.  Our goal is to provide a good selection of books so that each child can choose one ot two books of interest. At this event, SCARCE also provides as many dictionaries IMAG2249(English and Spanish) and Thesauruses as possible. At the 2009 Catholic Charities Back-to-School fair, SCARCE gave out over 11,000 books to the 1,147 families (5,688 individuals) who attended. Attendance  was up by 1,400 from the previous year.

All teachers are welcome to check out our Book Rescue as a free resource for your school.

Around the world, your donated books & supplies have also found new homes in schools, orphanages, hospitals, confined youth centers and libraries in 25% of the countries around the world - including Kenya, China, India, Lithuania, Columbia, Honduras, Costa Rica, Uganda and many more... Check out the map to see where children are using your donated books and school supplies! SCARCE collects the books and partners with other organizations that ship and deliver them.

 

Letter from Costa Rica!

 

Pictures from Liberia!

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July 3 Holiday Hours

SCARCE will be closing at noon on Friday, July 3rd.   We will resume regular summer hours (9am-4:30pm, M-F) starting Monday, July 6.  Happy Independence Day!

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Donating to SCARCE Rescue Programs VIdeo

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.
Literature for Glen Ellyn Families

Through SCARCE's book rescue program and Tools for Schools, we handpicked 700+ books last year, along with school supplies, puzzles, educational posters, literacy curriculum and more!Nearly all of the books ultimately end up in the homes of the low-income children we serve. Because of SCARCE, we are able to put literature into the daily lives of GECRC families.

Katie Holden - Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center