The Book Samaritan

26 Aug

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Get Help Acquiring Homeschooling Curriculum

Well, it’s that time again. If you haven’t started your school year already, then chances are you’ll be starting pretty soon. Have you got all your curriculum yet? Possibly so, but I’m sure there are those out there who want to homeschool and are struggling. You’ve either found a way to make do, or it’s possible you’ve delayed getting your books in hopes of being able to afford what you need later.

This is where The Book Samaritan comes in.

The Book Samaritan is a non-profit organization that runs out of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. It helps provide homeschooling materials to those financially unable to get what they need to homeschool their children.

If you’re in need of materials, you can send a letter to this organization, along with your children’s grade levels, and they’ll help you out. If you have specific curriculum requests, you can include those as well. They can’t always fulfill the specific curriculum requests, but they’ll do what they can to get you what your children need for the school year.

You’re probably asking, “But what’s the catch?” It’s simple really. When you’re finished with the materials, they don’t want you selling them. You are to either pass them on to other homeschoolers who can use them, or send them back to The Book Samaritan, so they can be used by other homeschooling families in need.

That’s it! If finances are what stand between you and your ability to homeschool, then this is a simple solution.

 

Help Others Receive Homeschooling Materials

Maybe you’re a homeschooling family that doesn’t need help with materials. Maybe you have old curriculum and learning supplies laying around.  Well, guess what? You can HELP The Book Samaritan.

The Book Samaritan exists because of donations. Selling your old material might be great for a few extra bucks, but you just might want to consider sending these items to this organization and help give someone the opportunity to homeschool. Here’s what they accept:

  • books
  • workbooks
  • kits
  • CD-Roms and DVDs
  • flashcards
  • school supplies

And of course, monetary donations are accepted as well. These funds are used to provide families with materials the organization doesn’t already have on hand.

 

Check it out. The Book Samaritan is a great organization that has already helped many homeschooling families, and will hopefully help many more in the future.

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7 Responses

  1. Shannon says:

    Do you happen to know the book Samaritan address where to send donations? I cannot get their website to work. 🙁

  2. homeschooler says:

    Sorry, I didn’t realize their website address changed. I’ll fix that. Here is the new website: http://booksamaritan.blogspot.com/p/how-to-help.html

    The address is:

    The Book Samaritan
    1715 Grandview Ave
    Pawhuska, OK 74056

  3. homeschooler says:

    Hello, I just got a new feature on my site that helps notify posters when there is a reply to their post. Sorry for the delay in doing this. In case you haven’t been back to see that I did answer you, I have updated the web address for the Book Samaritan, and included their mailing address in my initial reply. Hope this helps, and isn’t too late.

  4. Renee J Roberts says:

    It seems that Book Samaritan is moving to a new location. Their website says that they are currently not accepting requests or donations.

  5. homeschooler says:

    Hello,

    I’m sorry that The Book Samaritan isn’t currently taking donations. However, I just came across this tonight, so I don’t know much about it, but it looks like it’s another good option for donating curriculum.

    http://homeschoolerscubed.weebly.com/how-to-help.html

  6. Victoria says:

    Hi!
    It looks like the Book Samaritan has closed.
    Do you know of any other organizations that are similar to help families with financial constraints?

  7. homeschooler says:

    Yeah, looks like they’re in transition. I thought I had updated that in the post, but maybe not. Here is another link of one I found instead:

    http://homeschoolerscubed.weebly.com/how-to-help.html

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