Books for the Barrios, Inc.

1125 Wiget Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94598-4355
Phone: (510) 687-7701
Fax: (510) 687-8298
Contact: Dan Harrington
Officers: Information not available.
Affiliation(s): Information not available.
Overseas Offices: Information not available.
Geographical Area: Philippines.
General Description:

Books for the Barrios is a volunteer organization that ships up to 15 tons of materials at a time to different areas of the Philippines.

Project Description:

Publications available include elementary and secondary textbooks, learning supplies, small toys, board games, encyclopedias, children's fiction and picture books.

Due to the large size of shipments, individual requests for materials cannot be honored except as part of an ongoing project to the requestor's particular locale. Volunteers interested in acting as distribution coordinators for large book shipments, however, should contact Books for the Barrios. Coordinators assist in identifying appropriate recipient schools, re-packing books in smaller lots, and organizing distribution. Volunteers can identify shipment sponsors among local government officials and civic leaders. The program is eligible for available "country-wide development fund" support.

Donation Sources: Information not available.
Citation: Sources of Donated Books & Periodicals for Peace Corps Volunteers for Schools & Libraries, 1996 (RE003)

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