Our Causes

At MyBookBuyer, we’re committed to giving back.

At MyBookBuyer we feel it’s essential to give back. We are fortunate enough to be able to share some of our success through supporting worthy causes. When you sell your used books or textbooks to My Book Buyer you are ensuring we can continue our financial support of our causes. Every time you do, you not only get some money in your pocket, but in some small way, you are also helping to make the world a better place.

We support Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT), a non-profit that provides classroom materials to teachers.

RAFT makes a difference in the lives of children by improving education. Too many of our children are at the mercy of ever-shrinking budgets. RAFT provides creative, hands-on activities, educational resources and materials, workshops for teachers, and much more. RAFT reaches thousands of children each year from pre-K through 12th grade and beyond. RAFT programs help teachers to engage students in math, science, art and even technology in fun and creative ways.

RAFT is dedicated to enriching education through hands-on teaching. Students are naturally eager, interactive learners, and they respond to hands-on teaching because it’s inspiring, engaging and fun. RAFT provides professional training opportunities to teach hands-on teaching techniques to teachers. They also provide idea sheets and learning kits for hands-on activities.

RAFT engages the community and reduces waste by using donated materials. Unfortunately, finding affordable, quality materials for hands-on teaching can be a major challenge for teachers. RAFT creates innovative activities from the donated materials they receive from hundreds of companies every month, giving new life to more than 15,000 cubic feet of items that would otherwise be destined for landfills.

We support Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help fight breast cancer.

Each year more than 40,000 American women die of breast cancer. Since 1982, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has raised over $1.3 billion for breast cancer research. The leader in fighting breast cancer, the foundation is dedicated to raising awareness as well to funding research through its well-known events such as the National Race for the Cure, the Breast Cancer 3-Day and Passionately Pink for the Cure. At MyBookBuyer we were inspired by the Susan G. Komen foundation, and decided to find a way to help the cause.

We wanted to find a way to engage the MyBookBuyer community. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to use October to lead a fundraising effort. However, we knew thatin these uncertain economic times, it isn’t always possible for everyone to contribute, even for a worthy cause like this one. That’s when we hit on the idea for a way to allow you to contribute without having to open your wallet. We decided that for every person who joined our Facebook Fan Page in the month of October, we would donate one dollar to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Together we raised over $1,500! The response to our campaign was overwhelming. Dozens of people joined us every day, each one of them helping us to support the fight against breast cancer. By midnight on Halloween, we had gained a total of 1,522 fans on our fan page. True to our word, on November 3, we posted a donation of $1,522 to Susan G. Komen for the cure. Thank you to everyone who joined this fundraising drive. You can view our contribution here.

We support Toys for Tots.

Toys for Tots helps bring joy to children at the holidays. In November and December we again called on our Facebook fan base to help us raise money for an important cause. Each year Toys For Tots helps to collect and distribute toys to thousands of less fortunate children. We pledged to donate $500 when we reached 4,000 Facebook fans. With your help, we blew past that goal in just eight days.

We made our $500 donation, but we weren’t done yet. After we passed 4,000, an additional 2,500 of you showed your support by becoming fans in just ten days. To recognize the overwhelming outpouring of support and enthusiasm, we upped our donation to a total of $750 going to help provide a happier holiday season to children in need. Thank you so much for your amazing show of support. You can view our contribution here.

We support the Red Cross disaster relief efforts in Haiti.

On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti. Haiti, already the poorest country in the western hemisphere, was unprepared for the magnitude 7 earthquake. The disaster leveled much of the capital city of Port-au-Prince, destroying thousands of buildings, killing over 200,000 and leaving another 3 million injured, displaced, or otherwise affected.

The Red Cross stepped in immediately to provide relief. Along with other international organizations, the American Red Cross immediately mobilized, getting personnel on the ground as quickly as possible to provide and distribute basic necessities like food, water, shelter and medical attention. We supported the Red Cross’ efforts on behalf of you, the MyBookbuyer community, donating $659, one dollar for every ten fans of our Facebook fan page. You can see our donation here.

Thank you for your support.

At MyBookBuyer we take a lot of pride in supporting good causes, but we couldn’t do any of it without you. By selling your books to MyBookBuyer, whether you realize it or not, you’re helping us to help others. You’re helping us to make a difference. For that, we couldn’t be more grateful. Funding these kinds of important causes benefits everyone. Together, we are helping to help to make a better tomorrow for us all.