Information for Individual Donors
of Educational Materials


Sabre Foundation, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization registered as a Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) with the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID). Sabre's Scientific Assistance Project specializes in providing college, secondary and elementary level educational materials to institutions and individuals in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and selected countries in other regions of the world.

Since 1986, Sabre Foundation has donated over 2 million new books and journals to its on-going programs in Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Russian Federation, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. New Sabre programs are in the process of being established in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ghana, Grenada, South Africa, and the West Bank and Gaza. The book shipments help fill the needs of scholars, students, scientists, researchers, medical professionals, lawmakers and fledgling entrepreneurs. Almost 200 American and European publishers have contributed new texts in areas such as: business and economics; English language and literature; science and engineering; computer science; medicine, nursing, and health care; law and government; and political and social sciences.

The bulk of Sabre's donations are from publishers which typically donate large quantities in multiple copies per title. Donations from individuals, academic, or non-profit organizations, however, are a very important component of the program. These donations are often in specialty or scholarly areas and can be an excellent way of adding to or creating a library collection.

Donation Procedures
  1. Donor should complete the enclosed form and attach a simple inventory including: author, title and date of publication. Donated materials must be in good condition, with no marks or highlighting. Scientific, medical or technical materials should have publication dates within the last five years.

  2. Donor should identify an appropriate recipient in one of the countries where Sabre has an on-going program established. Donor must also provide a letter from recipient agreeing to accept donation. Donations may be dropped off at the warehouse, sent via truck or via UPS (sorry, no US Post Office).

  3. Donated materials should be packed in uniform cartons, if possible, not weighing more than 40 lbs. each. Number each box 1 of x, 2 of x, 3 of x, etc. to assure that collection is kept together. Please make sure boxes are packed tightly and full so they do not crush when stacked.

  4. Donor must send self-adhesive labels (enough for two labels per carton) with recipient's address, contact name and telephone number, separately to Sabre's office address.

Educational Materials Donation Form
(Please attach a simple inventory: author, title, date of publication, quantity)

Donor Name (Please list the donor's name as you would like it to appear in the annual report):



Type of Donation (e.g. books, journals):

Years of Publication:

Subject Matter:

Teaching Level:

Number of Items/Number of Cartons:

New or Used (please comment on condition if used)?

If applicable -- Name, Address, Contact Person at Recipient Institution: (Please attach confirmation from institution that the materials have been requested and/or screened)

Signature _____________________________________________ Date ________________

Please note that returning a completed donation form does not guarantee Sabre's acceptance of a prospective donation. All donation offers must first be screened by Sabre and no material should be sent without prior authorization. Upon authorization, donated material must be sent to the Sabre warehouse: donations are not accepted at the office address above.

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Document Last Updated: October 14, 1996

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