Seeing as how there were several million people who upgraded to a new version of the Kindle platform over the last few months, I thought it would be a great idea to pass on this idea….
Many times, I am asked by people what to do with an older Kindle that is sitting around collecting dust because the owner either upgraded to a newer model or just doesn’t use it any more. My normal response is to check around with a local charity, such as a shelter or literacy group in the person’s area as I am sure one of them would appreciate a Kindle or other eBook reader.
If you have a used Kindle, how about donating to The Kindle Classroom Project? The Kindle Classroom Project was founded in 2011 by schoolteacher Mark Isero, and was started to promote the love and power of reading among high school students in Oakland and San Francisco, California in the USA. The program now serves 919 students and 29 teachers in 7 schools: students receive a Kindle and access to a growing library of 930 books 24 hours a day (including over the summer).
You can check out their website and read more details / see pictures of students with their Kindles at j.mp/kindleclassroom – I’m impressed how big of a difference just one person like Mark can make! Scroll down to the bottom of this page and you will see lots of links on how a used Kindle is making a difference.
If you would like to donate your used Kindle to The Kindle Classroom Project, just point your web browser to j.mp/donate-kindle for more information.
Also, if you know someone who has a used Kindle they are no longer using, why not pass along this information to them?
Have a great rest of your day!