Supporting Schools by Selling Used Books
Cash4Books.net announces 100% matching for DonorsChoose.org donations in February.
Beaverton, OR – January 30, 2012 – During the month of February, 2012, Cash4Books is matching customer donations to DonorsChoose.org by 100%. Any customer selling at least $7 worth of books to Cash4Books is eligible to donate the value of their buyback order to DonorsChoose.org. Once Cash4Books receives the books, the customer will be sent a DonorsChoose.org gift card for the value of their donation, along with a check or PayPal payment for any remaining balance. Customers can then visit DonorsChoose.org and decide which projects to support. At the end of the month, Cash4Books will add up all customer donations and match that amount 100%.
Facing increasing budget shortfalls, federal, state and local governments have dramatically reduced school funding over the past few years. Budget cuts have forced schools to not only cut staff and programs, but have also severely reduced their ability to purchase critical school supplies. Many teachers pay for supplies out of their own pocket, but even with this generosity many students are left without the tools that they need to succeed in school.
Non-profit organizations have stepped up and helped fill this funding void. DonorsChoose.org is among those leading the charge. The organization has engaged thousands of concerned citizens through its innovative model of allowing donors to select which classroom project they wish to support.
In April 2010, Cash4Books.net began a partnership with DonorsChoose.org. Cash4Books customers were now able to donate the money that they received for selling textbooks and books. Additionally, Cash4Books matched a percentage of the donation value in order to increase the impact of their customers’ donations.
With even more budget cuts looming in 2012 and the need for school supplies continuing to grow, Cash4Books.net will increase its donation match to 100% during the month of February.
“We are truly excited to be able to contribute to such an important cause,” says Jim Smith, CEO of Cash4Books.net. “Our schools are obviously facing some pretty serious challenges right now, and DonorsChoose.org is providing a crucial service. While we have supported this organization for several years, we felt that we needed to step up even more right now.”
With the ever increasing challenges faced by schools today, organizations like DonorsChoose.org will continue to play a vital role in ensuring that the nation’s students have the supplies and tools needed to achieve academic success. Cash4Books.net hopes that its 100% donation matching program in February will provide even more support for this mission.
Cash4Books.net (powered by McKenzie Books, Inc.) is a Beaverton, OR-based online book buyer, buying thousands of books online daily. A locally owned business in operation since 2001, McKenzie Books and Cash4Books.net have bought and sold over a million used books online in the past two years. The company offers customers a convenient way to sell textbooks and books online and strives to provide the highest level of customer service in the online book buyback industry.
Today’s public schools often lack resources for students to thrive. “Citizen philanthropists” can choose and fund specific project requests from teachers, and even receive thank you cards directly from the classrooms. Charles Best, a former Bronx public high school teacher, started DonorsChoose in 2000 so that individuals could connect directly with classrooms in need. Projects range from as little as $49 to several thousand depending on the supplies requested by the teacher. Approximately 75% of projects costing less than $400 get fully funded. 100% of the funds go towards purchasing the supplies and delivers them directly to classrooms. DonorsChoose has raised over $51 million dollars helping over 3 million students in the process.
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