Charities and Donation Sites
We know books can accumulate over time and become a huge weight on your shoulders. We try to make selling and hauling them quick and painless, so we always follow these four simple steps: 1) Gather your books and contact me to discuss your project; 2) I’ll review what you have and make you an offer; 3) You’ll get paid and I’ll haul the books away the same day; 4) I’ll donate the ones I can’t use and you’ll receive a tax receipt if you want one.
Of course, I”m looking for books in good to very good condition. I can’t do anything with books that have water damage, mold, or torn pages and bindings. I can use some books with torn dust jackets, but the value is far lower than a book with an intact dust jacket. The same is true if the dust jacket is missing. Also, I can’t take books from a smoker’s home. Unfortunately, it’s virtually impossible to get the smell of the smoke out of the books.
I take children’s books for donation. The resale value for children’s books is usually very low. But, if they’re in good condition, I often donate children’s books to title-1 schools, and they’re given directly to kids whose families can’t afford them. I will take all your books. Any books I can’t use I will donate. If there is no resale value in your collection, I will still take out a carload (about 22 boxes). I will normally give you an estimate, pay you, and haul away all the books the same day. If it requires multiple trips, we’ll figure out another date that works for both of us.
“If you like book shopping and don’t like paying a lot of money, this is the place for you. I was very surprised at how good the selection was; and all between $1 and $4! You can’t beat getting a half-dozen books in good condition for $12. Oh, and did I mention it goes to charity!”
— Carpe Librum Customer
Randolph Hills Shopping Center
4886 Boiling Brook Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 984-3300
at the Old Silver Spring Library
8901 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (301) 933-1110
Prospective homeowners make a down payment of approximately $500 and contribute 300 hours of sweat equity towards construction of their own home. Mortgage payments on completed homes are reinvested in a revolving Fund for Humanity to finance further construction and the acquisition of additional properties and building materials.
Since our founding in 1988, we have have built and rehabilitated more than 200 homes in DC and abroad. We are grateful for the over 4,000 volunteers a year who have contributed toward the construction of these homes.
Habitat NOVA ReStores sell new and used building materials, furniture, appliances, and home improvement items at up to 50% to 90% off the original retail prices. All items are donated by businesses, building contractors, suppliers, and individuals, and are available for sale to the public.
We envision a society in which children, youth, and families live in sustained, supportive communities, which reinforce the integrity and unity of the family.
The vision will be realized through:
Connecting vulnerable children and families with communities that effectively promote the integration of physical, spiritual, economic, and emotional health.
Empowering children and families to be self-sufficient, to give back, and to learn to help others in the process.
Providing an array of services and supports, in collaboration with partners who share a similar vision and values, which engender personal growth for the individual, the family, and the community.
Advocating for services which are proactive, community-based, preventive, quality, comprehensive, consistent, and address the current needs of the community, its children, youth, and families.
We pick up and recycle electronics and all metal items. We can provide regularly scheduled pickups or a one-time service. We service large multi-national corporations as well as small offices. Our friendly, courteous staff will come right to your office and quickly and efficiently remove your excess electronics. We believe in keeping e-waste out of landfills and we pledge to do our utmost to implement that.
Serial numbers can be captured and recorded as required by the customer to provide a complete audit trail of your electronic waste. We can document all stages of our computer disposal process to provide you with complete compliance information. Detailed reports are available correlating serial numbers including correspondence of destroyed hard drives. Our domestic PC recycling program includes asset tag removal and full compliance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations.