Books for the Barrios

    2350 Whitman Rd., Ste. D
    Concord, CA 94518
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    (925) 687-7701

    Pickup: Pick-up in the Bay Area for large loads (20+ boxes or less if close to Concord area)

    Drop-off: Call first for receiving hours

    General Info: This volunteer organization ships all educational and art materials to needy 3rd world classrooms. School books, textbooks and learning aides, National Geographic magazines. Special arrangements can be made for Saturday donations.

    Hours: M-F 9am-2pm, other hours by appt.



    Materials Recycled and/or Reused:
    This vendor handles:

  • Paper: White (Clean paper for reuse only)
  • Reuse
    This vendor handles:

  • Art Supplies & Materials - Reuse
  • Beads - Reuse
  • Books - Reuse (Do not take adult novels, American history books or religious or foreign language books.)
  • CDs / DVDs / Laser Disks - Reuse
  • Chemistry Equipment - Reuse (For use by teachers & students.)
  • Clothing - Reuse
  • Computer Monitors: Working - Reuse
  • Computers - Reuse (Complete, working systems. No Macs. Pentium I and higher.)
  • Magazines - Reuse (Including National Geographic)
  • Maps - Reuse
  • School / Office Supplies - Reuse (Including pens, pencils, markers, crayons, erasers & anything Children can use in School.)
  • Sporting Goods - Reuse (Including tennis balls)
  • Toys / Games - Reuse (Including Stuffed Animals)
  • Special Materials
    This vendor handles:

  • Car / Vehicle Donations

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