Seeing as how there were lots of people who upgraded to a new version of the Kindle or Fire tablet platform since Prime Day, I thought it would be a great idea to pass on this idea again….
Many times, I am asked by people what to do with an older Kindle or Fire tablet 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 over 2,500 students: students receive a Kindle and access to a growing library of approximately 2,200 books 24 hours a day.
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.
FKBT’s subscribers have donated quite a few used Kindles over the years and have made 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 week!