Truman in Africa Seeks Textbook Donations

Students and faculty with unwanted or unused textbooks now have an option to donate the books in an effort that benefits the Truman campus, the earth and students around the world.

In an effort to help improve literacy and divert books from landfills, the members of Truman in Africa (TIA) are asking for donations of unwanted college-level books. Preferred books are those published within the past 10 years or any books used in a college class. Highlighting and writing in books is fine.

TIA is partnering with Better World Books ( to run a book drive that will benefit Invisible Children (

Books collected will be put up for sale online to raise a sustainable stream of funding for Invisible Children or sent directly to Africa. If the books cannot be donated or sold, they are then recycled.

For convenience, TIA members will personally collect the used books. Faculty should set donations outside of office doors during the first week of December.

Members will pick up the books between 2-4 p.m. each day. Please mark the books with a sticky-note or piece of paper that says, “TIA” or “Book Drive” so members collect the correct items.   

Book Drive Collection Dates

Dec. 1
Violette Hall

Dec. 2
Barnett Hall

Dec. 3
Ophelia Parrish, Kirk Memorial, Kirk Building

Dec. 4
Magruder Hall, Pershing Building
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