Books for Troops,Inc is a 501 (c) (3) not-for profit organization registered with the NYS Charities Bureau (Tax ID #30-0704984). All contributions are tax deductible.
Children's books to be sent to deployed troops
Books for Troops has started a new program where we will be sending children's books in very good condition to the deployed troops in Afghanistan and Africa so that they will be able to read these books to their children via video conference. The idea came from one soldier who requested children's books to read for his 3 year old daughter. We need books for ages 1-12, both colorful picture books and good chapter books. Books can be dropped off at both Red Robins Restaurants in Latham and Clifton Park, and the Town Halls in Clifton Park and Halfmoon. Any questions concerning donations of books can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations of postage to send these books are also needed. This program will provide a tremendous boost to morale for both the troops and their families, and most importantly, the children, the innocent victims of this war. Please help us to make this program accessible to as many troops as possible. A donation of $12.50 for one box of books can send about 50-75 children's books. Donations may be sent to:
Books for Troops
152 Oak Brook Commons
Clifton Park, NY 12065.
Help the parents who are sacrificing so much to protect us to connect with their children in this meaningful and loving way. Only hard-covered CHILDREN'S BOOKS are accepted, but as always, donations of soft-covered books for the troops themselves are still being accepted and their postage funds are needed as well.
God bless our troops and their families. - Ellen Keegan and Books for Troops volunteers
We truly appreciate the books drives for children's books made by:
WOOD RD. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN BALLSTON SPA
ALL SAINTS ACADEMY IN ALBANY.
Thier drives alone were able to send several books to 60 children's parents deplyed overseas. Thank you for your hard work and willingness to support our cause.
"You're never alone when you are read a book." Susan Wiggs
Looking for Comic Books for the Troops
Books For Troops, Inc. is continuing to look for donations of comic books to send to our troops overseas. The comics must be in decent condition and may be dropped off at any of our book donation locations: Clifton Park Town Hall; Halfmoon Town Hall; Print & Graphics Group, Fire Road in Clifton Park; King’s Glass, Maple Ave.; Troy City Hall; Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Co., Glen St. in Glens Falls; the College of St. Rose Neil Hellman Library in Albany and the William Sandford Library in Loudonville, both Red Robins in Clifton Park and Latham. Be sure to put the comics in a protective bag and write “comics” on it. For large donations, email email@example.com. No comics to donate? Send a check for $15 to help with mailing the comics to Books For Troops, Inc., 152
"I have read comics all my life and they have been a big part of my life since childhood. It is nice to read stories about super-heroes in print, but it is an honor to real life super heroes in action saving lives everyday in Afghanistan. " Rob
"I decided to ask for comics because it was a medium that tied our team together." Smith
"The note about sending us comics has all the troops in D Co. astir, we are a big comic loving group here," and
are looking forward to the escape they'll give us. Matt
This note is for Books for Troops and the amazing care package they put together for this soldier. ...I just received a care package full of comic books and graphic novels. ...You have hit the biggest home run in care packages. You packed that box as if you have known me for years. My most heartfelt gratitude to you for making home seem not quite so far away. ...Your efforts have made all the difference in the world to me. "
medic in Afghanistan
Your donation of $15.00 will keep them moving to those who truly need the escape.
To “adopt” a box of 30-40 books to send to our troops, please send a check or money order for $12.50 -- payable to BOOKS FOR TROOPS, INC. -- to 152
If you have questions about this project, send an e-mail to Ellen Keegan, Director, at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (please type “Books For Troops” in the Subject line) or to email@example.com.
DONATE TO AN INJURED SOLDIER
Books for Troops has been asked by the 18 VA hospitals that it is donating books to to send puzzle books and coloring books. The puzzle books help to distract and keep the mind active, while the coloring books help with manual dexterity. For just a small amount of money you can give our most forgotten troops, the injured, hours of pleasure and rehabilitation. Pens, thin markers, and crayons would also be appreciated. Please drop these items in the drop boxes with the other donated books. Place them in a plastic bag so that they will be not be ruined by what sometimes is a number of heavier books. If you have an organization that would like to collect just puzzle books of all kinds and coloring books, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Our newest veterans will be shown that they too are not forgotten.
NOT ENOUGH BOOKS!!!
For the first time since Books for Troops started in 2010, we have a shortage of books. Although we have boxes and boxes of crime/thrillers, we are very low on all other genres. In high demand are sci/fi, fantasy, history, biography,recent fiction, and historical fiction. Fill our donation boxes with paperbacks, hard covers,& children's books as well as puzzle books, small dictionaries and coloring books If anyone would be willing to do a book drive, please contact Books for Troops at email@example.com. We are now sending books to Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa, 18 VA hospitals, & families of troops. The demand is help. We need your help more than ever. With the increase in mailing, DONATION OF POSTAGE is needed more than ever. Please donate what you can. Even $5.00 helps pay for part of a box. The troops are grateful for everything they receive.