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Topic: Have the military and school donation programs been stopped?

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Subject: Have the military and school donation programs been stopped?
Date Posted: 5/23/2015 4:26 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2008
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Just curious. No active donation programs. Is this a result of PBS now being a paid service?

Mary Anne

Date Posted: 5/23/2015 5:44 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2007
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The military donation program hasn't been active in a couple of years. I do miss it.

The school donation program is usually active in December or January, if I remember correctly. Pat

Date Posted: 5/23/2015 5:46 PM ET
Member Since: 9/25/2008
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There is one school still needing donations. http://www.paperbackswap.com/donations/schools.php#t=adopt_a_school

Date Posted: 5/23/2015 8:39 PM ET
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I hope they get the military donation program back up and running sometime soon. 

Some of the credits left with me by departing members are intended for it.

Date Posted: 5/23/2015 10:04 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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The school program is run in the Fall, starting just before Thanksgiving and running until the schools are full. There is now a set up membership profile where we can gift credits to the school program all year round. Once the program starts, the credits will be applied to the schools. 

The programs depend on volunteers organizing them.