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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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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