Any sneaky mods will find that I have a second account here.
Thing is, I don't remember any details about it, so I created this one. No offense please.
So, this is a crosspost from Dragonsfoot, a Dungeons & Dragons board:
So, this year, I will cut my vast collection of roleplaying books in half,
for no other reason that I like to declutter my stuff once in a while.
So, I find myself with about 100 gaming books to give away.
But rather than have them collect dust at a friend's house, or make some beer money on ebay,
I have been thinking for a while if I couldn't give them to those who really most enjoy them:
The children, and, specifically to those coming from backgrounds that probably cannot afford rather costly gifts like RPG books.
So, one way or another, sooner or later, I will find a way to give my books to some charity institution, local youth club, etc.
What I have been thinking about is, though, if one couldn't make this a bigger thing:
Couldn't one , for example, collect some more books and then make a collective donation, say, on Christmas?
Not that I thought this trough deeper than to drive to a children's home and dump my stuff there, but what do you think of it?
Would this be doable on a larger scale? And if so, what would be needed to do it?
I figured on a board as diverse as this one, I would probably get a few ideas on how to plan such a thing. Like, you don't have to donate. I would just like to know how to best do this.
I'd be in touch with child's play. Not sure if you're familiar with them, but they're a group of video game players who have raised about 10 million for toys and games for children's hospitals. They don't accept donations of physical items from the public, but they could likely hook you up with some contacts in your local area.
This is what I was going to mention. They mainly do video games, but they might take stuff like this too.
I log in here too sparsely, but thank you very much!
I haven't gotten to get rid of my collection yet, but I now actively support Child's Play. :)
Thank you very much for pointing me there!
Yes, that is what I did so far - their great advantage is that you see where the money goes, since you buy the toys directly.
I wonder if your local library, or Big Bros/Big Sis, or the school system, would be able to help.
Eventually, I hope so. I don't have the time now to investigate this thoroughly,
but I hope I can take some time in October or November, to take care of the matter.