Books For Kids…Made Out Of Cell Phones? How You Can Help!

Books for America, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to build and improve reading libraries in schools, shelters, and other organizations has introduced a new initiative that is very timely considering Earth Day is just around the corner!

We all upgrade our devices whether it be a cell phone, mp3 player, tablet, e-reader or laptop. If quite a bit of time has passed between upgrades it reduces your chance of selling your old device for a good dollar. Chances are many of you have several old devices just sitting in your drawers collecting dust. What if you could turn those devices into…books?

Books for America is doing just that by selling some of the gadgets online to fund their literacy efforts while others will go to support disadvantaged women and families. They have a pre-paid address label that can be downloaded off their website, however if you require a postage-paid bubble envelope to be sent for your device, they will provide that as well.

Important details on the devices they can use:

Cell Phones, Blackberrys, iPods, Tablets, E-Readers and other electronic gadgets must be from the last six years.  Must be in working condition.  Please be sure to include the power cable if you have one.

Laptops – Must be from the last seven years.  Laptops do not have to be functioning.  We are sorry, but we cannot offer a pre-paid label for laptop donations.  You can mail them to us via Parcel Post, or perhaps a flat-rate Priority Mail box.

All items should be shipped to:
Books for America
c/o Gadget Donations
3829 Picket Road
Fairfax, VA  22031


A mom to two girls and a baby boy, a writer and the publisher of Child Mode. As a lover of style and fashion, Nadia found her ‘niche’ and love of children’s clothing while searching for quality items for her family.


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