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Darien Book Aid Plan Seeks Donations

The Darien Book Aid Plan sends books to 50 countries and to agencies across the United States.
The Darien Book Aid Plan sends books to 50 countries and to agencies across the United States. Photo Credit: Courtesy Darien Book Aid Plan website

DARIEN, Conn. -- The Darien Book Aid Plan is looking for book donations to help foster literacy.

Each year, the Book Aid sends about 1,000 boxes of books to more than 50 countries and more than 500 boxes of books to agencies in the United States, according to a press release. Domestic destinations include schools, libraries, health and anti-poverty agencies and correctional institutions.

The following are the books most needed to fulfill Book Aid’s mission:

  • Children’s fiction and non-fiction books
  • Children’s Spanish and French books
  • Young adult books
  • American and British literary classics
  • Art books
  • Atlases
  • Agriculture text books
  • Basic health care
  • English language dictionaries
  • English/Russian dictionaries
  • Nutrition
  • Reference text books, less than 5 years old
  • World geography

For a complete list of the type of books needed, visit the Darien Book Aid website .

Donations of books can be left at any time at Darien Book Aid’s lobby at 1926 Post Road, Darien. Tax forms are available. Darien Book Aid Plan is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization. Its goal is to "build a foundation of peace, understanding and friendship through the free distribution of books worldwide," according to the release.

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