How to Donate

When you donate to the International BookSmart Foundation, your name will never be given or sold to any other mailing list, ever. We are a 501(c)3 organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

 

Age Levels

The materials in our warehouse typically cover the following age level materials.

  • International Primary School - US Grades 1-8
  • International Secondary School - US grades 9-12
  • International Tertiary School - US College, University & Vocational Training

 

Book Donation Guidelines

  • 15-years-old or newer popular fiction and nonfiction reading books (soft and hard cover)
  • 1999 or newer publish date primary, secondary, and college textbooks (soft and hard cover)
  • 1999 or newer reference books such as encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • School/office supplies — paper, pencils, pens, wall charts, maps, etc.
  • Teaching materials and guidebooks

 

Donations Not Accepted

  • Magazines or journals
  • Cookbooks
  • Novels
  • Ethnocentric books, such as the biography of George Washington or the history of North Carolina
  • Foreign language books
  • American history or civics

 

Book Categories

The books we source cover the following interest areas:

  • Biology
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • Health Sciences
  • World History
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • General Reading
  • Sport/Vocational/Hobbies
  • Encyclopedias (By Appointment)

 

Book Donation Address:

International BookSmart Foundation Warehouse
337 Habersham Road Suite 102
High Point, NC 27260

 

Warehouse Book Drop-Off Hours

We schedule palletized or truck deliveries please call to schedule a dock appointment at +1 (336) 884-1555.

After dropping off or mailing in your books, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your full name, address, and the number of boxes or number of books you donated. We will email you a thank you letter for your records.

 

Book Donation Requirements

If you mail books, please do not send boxes that weight more than 50 pounds and do not include any packing materials such as newspaper, plastic wrap and peanuts. Thank you!

 

Book Donations Under 450 Pounds:

Donations of books under 450 pounds can be sent in the mail at any time to the IBSF warehouse. Please make sure your donation fits the Book Donation Requirements listed above. The cost of shipping your books, as well as the fair market value of the books, is tax deductible. IBSF will send a letter of acknowledgment, but will not assign a dollar value to books. You can utilize book, library, and media mail for lower rates. Please do not include any packing materials such as newspaper, peanuts, styrofoam, etc., and please do not send boxes that weigh more than 50 pounds.

 

Book Donations Over 450 Pounds:

If your book donation is over 450 pounds, feel free to contact IBSF for a trucking quote from our carrier. Any general questions about your donation please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All books that are sent by truck must be palletized. Please make sure your donation fits the Book Donation Requirements listed above. The cost of trucking your books, as well as the fair market value of the books, is tax deductible. IBSF will send a letter of acknowledgment, but will not assign a dollar value to books. Please do not include any packing materials such as newspaper, peanuts, styrofoam, etc., and please do not send boxes that weigh more than 50 pounds.

 

If You Are a Publisher:

IRS special tax incentive rule known as section 170(e)(3) allows manufacturers and distributors to make donations of equipment and/or inventory to nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations at a considerable tax advantage. Gifts can usually be deducted at cost plus one-half the difference between the cost (basis) and the fair market value (FMV). Deductions are limited to 10% of the company's taxable income each year; excess donations may be carried forward.