Want to Give Books?

That's a fantastic idea! GiveNow does not take donations of books or other goods, but here in Other Ways to Give, we have compiled a list of organisations that do. Please contact the organisations below to arrange your book donation.

Organisations that accept Books:

Aboriginal Literacy Foundation

About:The Aboriginal Literacy Foundation believes that positive and practical change to closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people starts with literacy and numeracy. As a result they greatly appreciate donations of Children’s Books.

Phone: (03) 9650 1006
Email: info@aboriginalliteracyfoundation.org
Website: http://www.aboriginalliteracyfoundation.org/how-you-can-help/make-a-donation/book-donation-guidelines

ADRA Australia

About:ADRA Op Shops totally rely on donated goods and are predominantly staffed by volunteers. Funds raised from ADRA Op Shops are used to fund a range of local ADRA community projects such as women refuges, at-risk youth intervention, drug and alcohol counselling as well as literacy and job skill training. To locate your nearest ADRA Op Shop please refer to their website

Phone: 1800 242 372
Website: http://www.adra.org.au/donate/support-an-op-shop

Books for Lesotho

About:We send suitable books in English to the Kingdom of Lesotho, Africa, to establish libraries in primary and secondary/high schools. We have to be fussy about what we accept; detail are found at: Suitable Books for Lesotho. The aim is to encourage reading for pleasure but much more is achieved as evidenced through testimonials we receive.

Where/How to donate books:Currently we only have a physical presence in South Australia. However, we welcome deliveries from anywhere. Deliveries can be arranged through our “Contact Us” Form.

Phone: 0418 877 112
Email: booksforlesotho@bigpond.com
Website: http://www.booksforlesotho.org

Brotherhood Books

About:Brotherhood Books an initiative of the Brotherhood of St Laurence to encourage the recycling of high quality books and to contribute funds to the Brotherhood’s charitable operations. To donate your book simply drop them off at one off one of the community stores located across Victoria.

Email: support@brotherhoodbooks.org.au
Website: http://www.brotherhoodbooks.org.au/

Bus of Books

About: Bus of Books is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing young people in rural and disadvantaged communities within Australia with resources and programs to read and succeed. Before donating your pre loved books please refer to their guidelines .
To donate your pre loved books simply post them to:
Attn: Bus of Books Community Project

27 Mars Road, LANE COVE NSW 2066.
Please include a note with your contact details so we can thank you for your support.

Phone: (02) 8212 5550
Email: http://busofbooks.com/contact-us
Website: http://busofbooks.com/

Embrace Education

About: Students we work with are often in need of high-school textbooks and study guides. Due to limited storage space, we cannot accept all textbooks which we are offered. Please see our website for information about the sorts of books and study guides we are currently accepting. Used Cambridge Checkpoints books are always in high-demand!

If you have any items to donate please send an e-mail to donations@embrace-education.org. Be sure to include in the e-mail your name, what items you have to donate, your suburb, and a contact number. All details will be kept entirely confidential.

Phone: 0467 736 188
Email: donations@embrace-education.org
Website: http://www.embrace-education.org


Where/How you can Donate: Check GIVIT’s website and see if your item is needed.

What happens with your donation: GIVIT is a national not-for-profit organisation matching public generosity with genuine need. They will match your pre-loved item with a vulnerable Australian who needs it. Through their website, they share stories of genuine need in the community with the hope that generous everyday Australians will be inspired and motivated to give. GIVIT supports more than 1,330 trusted charities across Australia, and have matched over 360,000 donations.​

Email: info@givit.org.au
Website: http://www.givit.org.au/items-needed

Indigenous Community Book Program

About:Indigenous Community Book Program is an initiative of the Global Coalition for Change Indigenous Fund. We welcome new and (excellent) old books to send to disadvantaged Aboriginal schools and communities. We need books that appeal to children to young Adults. By donating books you can directly assist Aboriginal education and literacy.

Phone: 0429 820 278

Email: cbp.books@gmail.com
Website: https://globalcoalitionforchange.org/icbp/

Lifeline Australia

About: What happens with your donation? Lifeline Centres raise up to 80% of their annual operating costs from fundraising and retail activities. The goods that you donate are resold in Lifeline Stores to raise funds to operate services such as the 24-hour telephone counselling line and other community programs.

Check LifeLine to find out where your local material drop off points are, to access contact numbers for collection of materials and to locate a Lifeline bin near you.

Phone: (02) 6215 9400
Email: fundraising@lifeline.org.au
Website: http://www.lifeline.org.au

Modbury Hospital Foundation

About: Books are sold on our regular trading tables to raise funds for the Hospital. Books are sold within our Gift Shop at reduced price, providing resources to Hospital patients and families. To arrange for collection, please contact Modbury Hospital Foundation directly on 08 8161 2626. Or you can drop your books into the Gift Shop at Modbury Hospital.

Phone: (08) 8161 2626
Email: info@mhfoundation.org.au
Website: http://www.mhfoundation.org.au

Offenders Aid and Rehabilitation Services of South Australia

About: Our Adelaide stores are located in Pt. Adelaide, Woodville, Christies Beach and Elizabeth North, as well as Angaston in the Barossa Valley. You can donate books to your local store directly during store opening times, or fill in the goods donation form. Book donations are distributed to the Op Shops, with the majority going to the Christies Beach and Elizabeth North Book Exchanges. The Op Shops provide the community with a source of good quality second-hand books at very reasonable prices. Funds raised by the Op Shops help to assist our programs.

Phone: (08) 8218 0700
Email: oars@oars.org.au
Website: http://www.oars.org.au

Progress Pikinini

About: Progress Pikinini is a not-for-profit organisation that works with the children in Vanuatu. We are currently building as many libraries as we can across the 82 islands. We collect all new and secondhand books and we ship them each October for distribution amougst as many needy schools as we can. We take reading and picture books for ages 0 - 16 years. For more information, please check out our web or Facebook site.

We have a pick up service in Melbourne for those that have books to give.

Phone: 0488 443 099
Email: tracey@progresspikinini.org
Website: http://www.progresspikinini.org

Sacred Heart Mission

Where/How you can Donate: We accept donations during business hours at our 10 op shops – see our locations for the most convenient for you.

What happens with your donation: Donations to our op shops help Sacred Heart Mission fund vital programs and integrated services for people experiencing homeless, disadvantage and social isolation in St Kilda and surrounding areas of Melbourne’s inner south-east plus north-east regions.

Phone: (03) 9536 8437
Email: opshops@sacredheartmission.org
Website: https://www.sacredheartmission.org

St Vincent de Paul Society

About: Families in need are given books free of charge while surplus items are sold at Centres to support our activities. You can drop in your books to your local St Vinnies Centre.

Email: onlinedonations@vinnies.org.au
Website: http://www.vinnies.org.au

The Footpath Library

About:The Footpath Library gives books to homeless people so they can experience the benefits and pleasure of reading.  Our volunteers help us distribute books to libraries in over 100 hostels as well as mobile libraries taking mind food directly to the streets. We currently have branches in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.  Please see our book donation guidelines here.

Email: https://www.footpathlibrary.org/contact-us
Website: http://www.footpathlibrary.com.au

UnitingCare Community

About: UnitingCare Community provides many important services to Queenslanders within key service areas such as individual and community support; children and families; older persons; disability; inclusion support; and childcare. In Queensland, UnitingCare Community also provides Lifeline services including, telephone crisis support, suicide bereavement and community recovery. These services are funded by sales of second-hand goods including books. Please contact us to find the location of your nearest Lifeline shop where you can drop off your donated items.

 Phone: (07) 3253 4000
Email: https://uccommunity.org.au/contact-us
Website: https://uccommunity.org.au

World Vision

About: World Vision is a worldwide community development organisation that provides short-term and long-term assistance to 100 million people worldwide (including 2.4 million children).

The majority of goods accepted are high quality items in good condition, if not brand-new, and in large quantities.
Phone: 13 32 40
Email: donate.resources@worldvision.com.au
Website: https://www.worldvision.com.au/donate/other-ways-to-help/donate-goods-overseas

Zonta House Refuge Association

Where/ How you can Donate: To arrange for collection anywhere in Perth, please contact us. Your donation of any of the following items will be greatly appreciated: Furniture; White goods; Books; Household goods; Bric-a-brac; Clothing; Toys; Blankets; Childrens Books, Food (non perishable)-not past the expiry date please. All donations must be of decent quality.

 What happens with your donation: Women and families in need around Perth are given these items free of charge through our “Start Over Support” service. The women and families we work with have come through a major crisis (Domestic violence, Homelessness and Mental Health) and are now in transitional and permanent housing but have little to no money to fit out their house to make it a home. We give them the “start over support” they really need.

 Phone: (08) 9364 8028
Email: info@zontahouse.org.au
Website: http://www.zontahouse.org.au

Are you a Community Group wishing to add your name to the register?

If you want your details listed please provide them in the same format and send them via email to donations@givenow.com.au

Local Libraries

If you haven't found a group here in your area, you could also talk to your local library about donating your unwanted books to them - they will often gladly take them off your hands.