Have used textbooks but not sure what to do with them? Instead of dumping or recycling, you might want to know there’s Share-A-Textbook project organised by FairPrice happening right now.
The objectives of the project are simple – Promote greener Singapore through recycling pre-loved textbooks, encourage the value of thrift and relieving the financial burden of families with free pre-loved textbooks.
More than 5.3m textbooks collected
Over the past 36 years, the project has collected and distributed over 5.3 million textbooks and helped over 260,000 students save on textbook expenses.
How to Donate?
You can donate your pre-loved textbooks by dropping them at these locations:
- FairPrice stores islandwide, including FairPrice Finest supermarkets, FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets, Warehouse Club and FairPrice Xpress stores at Esso service stations
- Tampines Changkat Community Club, Tampines North Community Club and Tampines West Community Club
All books collected will then be sent for sorting before distribution
How to Collect?
Members of the public are welcome to pick up pre-loved textbooks on 8th December 2019 at Arena @ Our Tampines Hub.
Students under the Priority Collection Scheme will pick up their textbooks on 7th December 2019.
Please bring your own bags to collect the textbooks as they will not be provided on the distribution day.
Be a Volunteer
Members of the public can also apply to help out and support the project via this online form by 30 November, 12pm.
Here’s the scope of the work involved.
|Phase||Scope of work|
|Sorting||(1) Sort through donated books and segregate books into the various academic levels and subject|
(2) Filtering of books to ensure that donated books are in line with current syllabus
(3) Ensure that recipients are able to obtain relevant titles to meet their needs more accurately
|Set-up||Wagons layout, queue management, stocking of wagons with books|
|Distribution||Queue management, replenishment of books and assisting recipients with book search|
You can also find more information from the official FAQ here.
What: FairPrice Share-A-Textbook Project (November 2019)
Where: Donation at FairPrice supermarkets | Collection at Our Tampines Hub
When: Donation from now – 30 November 2019 | Collection on 8 December 2019 (10am – 7pm)