Donate your gently used books to Employee Wellness: November 1-30
Weber State University Employee Wellness is excited to partner with Operation Paperback this holiday season. Operation Paperback began in 1999, sending its first shipments to US troops in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Since then, this organization has shipped 2.2 million books to over 30 locations overseas.
In addition to overseas locations, Operation Paperback provides books to wounded warrior programs and veterans hospitals located within the United States, as well as USO centers at US Airport transit points. In 2012, we also added a new program that offers a free shipment of books to any military family.
Operation Paperback has several ongoing special projects, including:
- Providing books from military Professional Reading Lists to support servicemember professional development goals;
- Supporting Chaplains as they counsel troops, both before redeployment and after reunification, with a variety of specifically-requested titles;
- Supplying books for the annual book give away at NSA Souda Bay in Crete, Greece for service members and their families;
- Supplying children's books to deployed soldiers who read to their children via webcam or on DVDs.
We Need you!
Please donate your quality, “gently used” hardcover and paperback books. No books that are old, musty, yellowed with bent spines or ripped covers.
Employee Wellness has a donation box located in the Wellness Center, WI 210.
The following genres are most frequently requested:
- Biographies and memoirs
- True crime
There is a huge demand for children’s books by military families. Please, do not donate romance novels! Our troops have received a disproportionate amount of this genre and they aren’t very happy about it.
Employee Wellness will ship out donated books throughout December.