Another personal plea.A friend of mine had to move very suddenly and with nowhere to keep many of the things she and her family had acquired; she was forced to throw or give away many things.

She had a whole set of encyclopaedias which I offered to take and keep in order to lend to the school I work in or give away to a less fortunate school. The less fortunate schools that I am aware of, are very far so I cannot get the books to them and the staff cannot collect them, so I am back to square one.

I would like them to go to a school so that they can be used by many rather than a few. I figured that they would be used well and treasured aboard but they are heavy and bulky. Thus I do not know how or where to transport them.

Do you have any ideas? If so please email me or reply to this post.

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Sagar Shah · December 11, 2008 at 11:00 pm

Freecycle might be something worthwhile considering. It may not necessarily go to a school – but will be likely to go to someone who would actually like it or may be able to make use out of the books rather than have them lying around…

Problem with books is that they are so bulky to transport. With Wikipedia and the interent – the usefulness of encylcopaedias is diminishing 🙁

Heena Modi · December 15, 2008 at 10:53 am

Thanks Sagar.
It’s a shame. It will be difficult to transport the books to schools that don’t have access to the internet and those that I could get the books to wont necessrily use them. 🙁

Prakash · February 26, 2009 at 1:23 am

Hi Heena

You could give them to Shishikunj a charity that is well known in the North-West London area. They are runnning a project called Help a Child ( I think) and those encyclopedia would be of benificary to a less fortunate school abroad. I will do some research and let you know.


    Heena Modi · February 26, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Wonderful Prakash. I’d appreciate that a lot. I’ve not had much luck so far! 🙁

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