Books for Soldiers is a non-profit corporation, operated as a ministry of a non-denominational church in North Carolina.
Books For Soldiers is a soldier support site that ships books, DVDs and supplies to deployed soldiers and soldiers in VA hospitals, via our large volunteer network.
If you have old, but usuable books or DVDs sitting around, collecting dust, why not send them to a soldier for a big morale boost?
The founder explains how BFS began.
During the first Gulf War, several of my friends from school were in the reserves and were activated to fight the Iraqis. CNN reported that once the soldiers were deployed,they were faced with massive downtime and were restricted to their base due to the travel limitations set by the Saudi government.Update:
I am a voracious reader and at the beginning of the Gulf War, I had a closet full of paperback books. Books that were not being used. So instead of selling them at the used book store, I packed them up in small care packages and sent them out to all the soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen I had addresses for.
Within a few weeks, I ran out of books before I ran out of addresses. Friends and family members began donating their paperback books and in the end, over 1000 books were sent to the Gulf.
After the war, we received many thank-you notes from soldiers who got one of our books. Unless it was time for them to fly back home, mail-call days were one of the most anticipated events of deployment. Regardless of why the military is deployed, the men and women of our armed services are there for us. They deserve our support and if we can make their deployment easier, then all the better.
Another group that sends books to our military personnel is Operation Paperback, a non-profit, grassroots program of family, personal friends and web friends who collect gently used books and send them to American troops deployed overseas