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Isabelle Daoust

Some universities have a used-book sale once a year and you would be surprised what students are interested in. That's what I do with the books I no longer need.

   
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Nichole Giles

Local hospitals sometimes accept books and magazines to keep in their waiting rooms, or patient therapy sections. A young man I know recently did a service project for that very thing, asking people to donate used books to the hospital where his father works. He collected almost 200 books, and the hospital staff was thrilled to have something other than TV to offer to the sick, or to those waiting in a waiting area for a loved one.

   
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Marva Stephens

I would take all my (working pens) to the business center at the apartment complex where I worked. The pencil cups were usually empty by the end of the week because the residents always needed a pen, and invariably never returned the ones, that I’d put there for just that purpose. I’d gathered lots of pens because my children had always needed them when they were in school.

   

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