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"Thank you for the books! It will keep me entertained for a while."
By: George D. SGT (Iraq)
Left on 06/04/2010
Corporate and Community Partners
Operation Paperback extends its thanks to the following corporate and community partners who have provided us with book and monetary donations.
Since September 2008, Gently Used Books has collected cash donations in support of our cause, and in 2010 also began to send us specially-requested titles at a deeply-discounted rate. The customers of Gently Used Books have donated over $4000 in cash, store credit and books in the past four years! We also have partnered with the store to provide books to Marine units needing specific titles from the Marine Corps Professional Development reading list. Ken & Mona, we cannot thank you enough for your support!
During the Summer 2010, we received an amazing donation from Governor Mitt Romney. He donated $5,000 in support of our mission along with free copies of his autobiography. We appreciate his outstanding support of our troops!
We are so blessed to have the support of the Bookmooch community. We have received hundreds of books from members. We regularly receive point donations too, which allows us to "mooch" hard to find titles for our troops. In fact, we have a staff member who exclusively manages our relationship with the Bookmooch community --- yes, we receive that many donations from them! Thank you, Bookmoochers!
Thank you to the Ford Motor Company for their generous donation of $500! We also thank Alison Haislip for turning her Ford Fiesta into a "bookmobile" and zooming around town collecting hundreds of books! You can view the YouTube clip of her adventures at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsns1p5TnwA.
The Verizon Foundation has awarded Operation Paperback annually with grants to support our mission. Since 2009, we have received over $2000 in grants. Our thanks to volunteer, Al Cormier, who has put in the manpower that allows us to receive this generous contribution.
The Microsoft Matching Gifts Program matches the volunteer hours of their employees with a cash donation, and volunteer Gerald Weiler has requested that his volunteer hours be credited to Operation Paperback. In just one year, Microsoft has given Operation Paperback more than $2,500 for the hours that Gerry has spent mailing books to our troops! Thanks to Microsoft for such a generous employee program, and thanks to Gerry for directing it our way.
The Wolf Pirate Project is a non-profit organization that encourages reading and provides support to aspiring writers. Not only do they provide a steady stream of book donations to Operation Paperback, they also are offering their teaching and mentoring services completely free to any troops who are interested in being published. Check out their website for more information!