Please Donate Books for the
Yale Club of Hartford Spring Book Drive
Drop Off Books at or Mail Books to
First Baptist Church of West Hartford
90 North Main Street, West Hartford

Happy Spring!  We know many of you may be looking over your spaces at this time of year and making decisions about what stays, and what goes.  If you’ve come across any books in need of a new home, why not donate them to our Club of Hartford book drive?

On Saturday, May 11, our Club will be accepting donations of books at our collection site, First Baptist Church of West Hartford (90 North Main Street, West Hartford).  Donated books will be contributed toward the Likoni Library Project, directed by Fulbright Scholar Nadja Umlauf ’22 and organized last year through Dwight Hall.  The Likoni Library Project strives to build mobile libraries for students in Kenya, and has already made a difference for thousands of students.  Our Club is working directly with Nadja for this month’s book drive.  Click here to read more about the Likoni Library Project and Nadja’s work in support of it!

Donating your books is fast and easy!:

1.    Drop-off or mail your books to the collection site:  First Baptist Church of West Hartford, 90 North Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107.  In the bag or box you use for drop-off or mailing, please include a note with your name and e-mail address so we can acknowledge your donation.  If mailing books, please address them “Attn: Yale Club of Hartford Book Drive”, and consider asking your Post Office about strongly-discounted Media Mail service for books.

2.    Receive your receipt acknowledging your contribution of each book you donate for this drive.  Receipts will be sent to the e-mail address in the note included with your drop-off, and will acknowledge each book received.  We will consider requests to send receipts by postal mail in select cases.  As a donation to the charitable activities of our Club, your donation may be tax-exempt to the fullest extent permitted.  Consult your tax advisor.

3.    Stay updated about the difference your contribution makes!  Once donated books have arrived at their final destination, we’ll share info from our partners in Kenya (hopefully including at least a few photos) about how these books are making a difference for their students!
In addition to book donations, we also welcome dollar donations to help us ship donated books to Kenya.  For just $2 per book, you can help us get our donated books to their destination!  

Contact: Eric Fleischman '83