Helping Individuals Through Book Donations In Maryland

Posted by Horizongoodwill on April 20th, 2016

Avid readers and collectors usually end up accumulating way too many books as a result of buying or hoarding over the years. Are you one of them? Fortunately, there are book donation programs in Maryland and Virginia to help you clear up some space and get rid of books you no longer need or want to keep. Donating your books can help certain individuals through their job training, too. This way, book donations can be beneficial to you and to the people who will get them.

Some programs give almost 90 percent of the proceeds from all donations to job training programs in Virginia as well as in other states like Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia. Job training programs are offered by reputable non-profit organizations to residents with barriers to employment or disabilities. When you donate books to a respectable program, you can be sure that the proceeds resulting from the sale of your used books will be used for goodwill.

Donating your books can make you feel proud because you know that you are doing your part—you are able to give back to your community and help someone get the opportunity to enjoy what you enjoyed reading. Likewise, you can feel good about helping members of your community gain the skills they need to be employed and keep their job. Most book donation programs in Virginia can accept any type of book from hardcover to paperbacks, children's books, and comic books. Just avoid donating anything pornographic, newspapers, magazines, and outdated text books.

There are book donation programs in Virginia that accept other types of donations, too. This can be a good opportunity for you to get rid of old VHS tapes, DVDs, cassettes, compact discs, and vinyl records and let someone else enjoy them. Just like with book donations, proceeds from the sale of these other items will go to the job skills training programs of reputable non-profit organizations in Virginia and in its surrounding states.

Be sure to choose the right book donation program to make sure that your deed will result in something good and helpful to your local community. You could claim tax deductions by donating your books, too. If you have highly collectible books, consider determining the fair market value of your donations by consulting with a tax adviser or by talking to a representative of the donation program.

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This article was written by Horizon Goodwill Industries. They are one of the top leading human service agency and networks of non-profitable organization. They serve 17 counties in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia. Their mission is to help people with special needs and barriers in employment through specially designed job training programs to improve their quality of life through work and related services.

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