Do you accept used book donations?

We do not accept used book donations. Room to Read has formed a very successful relationship with Better World Books, an organization which collects and resells used books to benefit our programs.

Can I donate new books?

We do not currently accept new book donations.

Can I sponsor a particular girl as part of your Girls' Education program? Can I get letters from her?

It is Room to Read's philosophy not to establish a direct one-to-one relationship between our donors and individual students.

Can I donate stock?

We are happy to accept gifts of stock. The IRS provides one of its most significant tax breaks for donations of appreciated securities. To make a stock gift to Room to Read, please contact us at

Can I donate from a foreign country or in a foreign currency?

Yes! You can donate both from a foreign country and in a foreign currency.

Click on the link to learn how to make a donation to Room to Read and receive a tax receipt from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom and receive a tax receipt for these countries.

If you don't live in one of the above countries, there are a few different ways you can make a donation. The most cost effective way to donate is via check, and Room to Read can process both donations received in US dollars and foreign currency. Please note that donations received through our global office will be receipted with US tax receipts.

If you wish to donate via credit card, you can donate in US dollars online via Room to Read's Credit Card donation page.


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