Please send resumes
to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in pursuing one of the
Assist Fundraising Chairman in pursuing possible means of raising
funds. Involvement in writing grants, researching and approaching
foundations, organizing fundraising events. Prior experience a plus
but not required.
Site Administrator: Upload new pages and administer all aspects of
the website. Work with Web Content Manager closely to keep the website
Web Content Manager: Write content for the website and work on continually
updating. Research and explore ways of better serving visitors coming
to the site in order to provide information about our organization
in an easily understandable manner.
Press Manager: Responsible for all aspects of press management. Writing
press releases, deciding when to put them out, and putting them on
the wire. Prior experience necessary.
Book Drive Manager: Track and coordinate book drives working under
the Book Committee Chairmanšs directions. The ability to coordinate
details and good organizations skills are necessary.
Funds: Our number one sponsor, Dorsey Trailers, provided a very generous
contribution, which got the organization off the ground. However,
money continues to be our area of greatest need. Most of the money
that we receive will be used for packaging and shipping books. We
have spent roughly $17,000 so far, and the vast majority was spent
on packaging and shipping. We expect that the second shipment will
cost as much if not more to organize a nationwide contribution effort.
We encourage money donations to defray this cost.
Please send checks to:
Books for Freedom
ATTN: Tasha Dolan
1111 Bayside Drive, Suite 100
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
You will receive a letter in response to your kind donation as a receipt.
TO DONATE BOOKS:
you wish to send any of your own books, we ask the following:
(a) Insure the books are within the below listed criteria.
These are important to insure we send books of the proper quality
- Published/printed in 1980 or later--which doesn't exclude
a book, like Moby Dick, that was copywritten before 1980 as long
as it was printed in 1980 or later
- Has its front and back cover attached and in tact
The information in the book is up-to-date (this should primarily
apply to technical or medical manuals but may also apply elsewhere)
- The type of book you have fits within one of the categories
listed in the approved Book List (link to books list) In particular,
we are seeking children's books, secondary education textbooks (K-12),
and native language books (Arabic, Farsi, Pashto).
(b) Provide for us the following information about the books you can
Number of books
(no more than one sentence is necessary) of up to 2-3 books you'll
(c) Provide for us the following contact information about yourself,
which is important, not only to communicate, but to watch out for your
package when it arrives.
Please send this information, along with any questions to email@example.com
If you would like to organize
a Book Drive:
Group Book Drives. If you have interest in sponsoring a book drive in
your area, we can work with you at this time, if you live in the area
of New York City; Los Angeles; or Elba, Alabama--or are willing to either
(i) drive a U-Haul truck filled with your books to one of those areas
or (ii) raise the funds to pay for shipping of your books to one of
those areas. We unfortunately do not have the present ability to provide
free shipping to people in other areas; however, if you would like to
be on our waiting list, please let me know and we can get back in touch
with you when we have more resources.
Please contact Book Committee Chairman,
Michael Whidden at firstname.lastname@example.org
to get involved in organizing a Book Drive
Should I sort the books before sending them to Books for Freedom?
Yes. Sorting the books at this end will be helpful to the recipients
in Kabul. If you have books that you wish to donate, please ask us
for a list of categories and codes. We ask that you separate the books
by category and mark each box with the appropriate code or codes.
How should the books be packed and shipped to Books for Freedom?
Books should be packed in a standard book box that most moving companies
sell specifically for books. Each box should be packed to capacity
with as little empty room as possible. Each box should be marked on
the outside with the codes indicating the categories of books it contains.
When should I ship my books to Books for Freedom?
Please let us know if you expect to be able to donate books for the
second shipment, and the approximate number of books. We would like
you to hold the books until we are ready to send the next shipment.
If this is not possible please contact Michael Whidden, Book Committee
Chairman at email@example.com and he will try to accommodate you.
Who will receive the books and how will they be used?
The first shipment of 20,000 books was sent to the National Library
in Kabul, as well as to Kabul University, a childrenšs school in Kabul,
and the Central Bank Governor at the Banking Institute. Although we
have not made final arrangements for the second shipment, we expect
we will send it to the same or similar recipients. We expect that
generally the books will be used in libraries, for academic study
and for professional reference as well as childrenšs schools.
Is free shipping available to Books for Freedom through MATS, other
military resources, or any airlines, shipping companies, or trucking
At this time, Books For Freedom is paying commercial rates to ship
its book donations to Kabul. Packaging and shipping books continues
to be our single greatest operating expense, and we encourage money
donations to defray these costs. We are hopeful that we will be able
to find a source of free (or reduced cost) shipping at some point
in the future.