School Donation Program

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the kick-off of the 2016 Books for Schools Donation Campaign!

Each year PaperBackSwap, through our generous members, donates brand-new books to needy elementary schools across the country. The goal of the program is to provide children with books that they can read for pleasure. Most of us learned the love of reading at an early age, and this is a great opportunity to share that joy. Over the past years PaperBackSwap and our members have donated over 101,000 new books to elementary schools!

You can make a donation of credits or PaperBackSwap Money (which will be used to defray some of the shipping costs), find more information about the schools and the program, see thank-you notes from past years' schools, and suggest schools in need by going to the donations page.

Thank you all for joining us in making a real difference in the education of these kids!


To donate credits to Books for Schools year-round (between active Books for Schools campaigns), you can donate to the BooksForSchoolsCredits account. When the next BFS program is underway, those donated credits will be applied to the schools in that year's roster. To donate: click this link and when on that page, you can use the Give Credits button on the profile to transfer credits to that account. Thank you for your generosity! The kids really appreciate the books.

If you know of an elementary school in need, suggest it here and we will consider it for our next Books for School donation drive.

  • Active Schools (1)
  • Completed 2016 (8)
  • Completed 2015 (11)
  • Completed 2014 (18)
  • Completed 2013 (24)
  • Adopt a School (4)
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Central Charter School - FL

We hit our Book Credits goal!

We've raised 2004 of 2000 credits needed. (127 members have donated)2000 Credits ↓
We've raised $142.65 of $230.00 needed. (21 members have donated)$230.00 in PBS Money ↓

Central Charter School is a community-based school that serves the students in grades kindergarten through 8th. We are a Title I school that serves 100% of free and reduced lunch, and 25% of our students are English Language Learners. Currently, we serve a total of 1,112 students, striving to provide an enriched, innovative educational program.


Central Charter is one of Broward County’s first charter schools, with a mission to provide academic and social programs for at-risk students in the communities. As we strive for excellence, there are some challenges that present themselves such as a majority of our families having a low income. We continue to fundraise to obtain the funds that we can for the resources that are needed. Our parents and students are encouraged to go to local libraries and use resources and books there and that are on the Internet.


Our goal is to have a library one day and be able to have activities such as reading challenges, where students compete to read the most amount of books. Our dedicated administration, faculty, and staff continue to ensure that our students receive an effective, well-rounded education.


We would like to thank you for considering Central Charter School, and would love to be a part of your book program!


Thank You,

Erica Crawford

Central Charter School

This program will provide schools in low-income and rural districts the age-appropriate books they need. Donating your credits will allow us to provide books to school libraries and classrooms. If you know of a school in need, suggest it here.