Operation Paperback

@maezee (32269)
United States
February 17, 2018 11:48am CST
Has anyone heard of this program? It is a nonprofit where you can sign up and send books to soldiers who are deployed. You can send specific genres or specific books that soldiers request. I believe this is only a US program. And being in the US you can send packages flat rate or media mail to APO/military addresses at the same cost as domestic which is awesome. I am disappointed I had never heard of this earlier. I have been an active member of Adopt a Soldier for years and years where you send letters and care packages out to deployed soldiers. One of mycoworkers who also recently wrote a fiction book found this program and he is sending out copies of his own book to soldiers. Kind of a cool idea to get your book circulated. I usually buy books from thrift stores and promptly donate them. I end up donating a lot of books so I dont see why I shouldnt pass them on. Have you heard of this? Would you ever consider doing something like this?
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
18 Feb
That is a really nice idea. I wish there was drop off locations instead of having to mail them ourselves though.
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@maezee (32269)
• United States
23 Feb
Exactly. Mailing things even through the cheapest option is still expensive.
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@sharon6345 (125822)
• United States
22 Feb
That sounds like someone I could enjoy minus the big package.
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@maezee (32269)
• United States
24 Feb
Yes! I do like customizing care packages too though!
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@sharon6345 (125822)
• United States
24 Feb
@maezee That is very good I am slowing down on mine. I need a bill paid off. good lord I wish I could knock it out in one month. darn it.
@aureliah (16150)
17 Feb
Soldiers deserve the best. I haven’t heard of the program though
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@maezee (32269)
• United States
24 Feb
I agree.
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@Corbin5 (106414)
• United States
17 Feb
I have not heard of this either. I would definitely consider doing this. Like you, I purchase paperbacks from thrift stores, so donating them to the troops would be a wonderful thing to do.
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@maezee (32269)
• United States
23 Feb
Yes! Once I get back into the swing of life Ill give it a go and let you know how it goes!
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@just4him (117059)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Feb
It sounds like a wonderful program. No, I haven't heard of it.
@maezee (32269)
• United States
23 Feb
Thanks! Me neither until now!
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@Plethos (10315)
• United States
18 Feb
This a good cause. I bet theres a list somewhere with programs that ask for donations to the soldiers.
@maezee (32269)
• United States
24 Feb
Quite a few programs out there. I am a member of Adopt a Soldier and thats a good one.
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• United States
17 Feb
I think donating books to soldiers is a wonderful idea
@maezee (32269)
• United States
24 Feb
Me too! Especially with how much I read at least. Would be nice to do something productive with the extra books.
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@Spontaneo (1314)
• United States
17 Feb
In the past, I participated in the Overseas Coupon Program. However, I had to stop as I could not afford the postage. I definitely have books to share, but again, would not be able to afford the postage. I live on a tight budget. Thank you for sharing though...
@maezee (32269)
• United States
24 Feb
I hear you. Maybe later on in life.
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@TRBRocks420 (77627)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Feb
Sounds like a very good program.
@maezee (32269)
• United States
24 Feb
I thought so too! Hope youre having a good week.
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@youzhong (77)
• Nikiski, Alaska
21 Feb
It's a good show. I think I should see it.