Last Monday, NTUC FairPrice launched its Share-A-Textbook project. This annual event aims to make over half a million used textbooks available for free. Here’s what to do if you wish to donate or receive used textbooks:
Donating Your Used Textbooks
If you have textbooks that are still in good condition, you can donate them during the entire month of November. There are more than 170 drop-off points, conveniently located at all FairPrice supermarkets. These also include FairPrice Finest, FairPrice Xtra, Warehouse Club and FairPrice Xpress outlets.
To see a full list of participating stores, click here.
All textbooks which are in the current syllabus can be donated. To see which books are in the current syllabus, please click here. You may also donate assessment books, story books and encyclopedias (they will be sorted as “reference books”).
Receiving Used Textbooks
Each year, social service organisations and Community Development Councils will shortlist the names of 20,000 primary and secondary students from low-income families. These students will be given priority to collect their textbooks on 8 December, one day before access is given to the general public.
For the general public, distribution day will be on 9 December at Arena @ Our Tampines Hub (1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523).
Please bring your own bags when collecting your books, as no bags will be given.
About the Share-A-Textbook project
Share-A-Textbook is an annual event which started way back in 1983. Since then, the project has distributed over 4.7 million books, reducing tons of paper waste while serving the educational needs of the less fortunate.
This project also relies on the efforts of volunteers who help in sorting, setting up, and distributing the books. Find out more about how you can volunteer for this noteworthy project.
For more details and updates on the NTUC FairPrice Share-A-Textbook project, please click here.