Seeing as how we are about to hit the beginning of what I would call the Giving Season, 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 anymore. My normal response used to be 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 Pageturner (formerly known as 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 4,200 students: students receive a Kindle and access to a growing library of approximately 2,750 books 24 hours a day.
You can check out their website and read more details / see pictures of students with their Kindles at https://www.pageturnerbooks.org/ – I’m impressed how big of a difference just one person like Mark (with a lot of help by unpaid volunteers) can make! Check out their website 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 Pageturner, or would like to make a monetary donation to help them purchase books for their library, just point your web browser to https://www.pageturnerbooks.org/ 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 week!