I have info on several places taking book and book-related donations now:
ETA: I’ve just heard from someone in Baton Rouge that they are indeed collecting books there; see below for details.
ETA: Just received this update:
I’m working with Toni Causey via the internet to spread the word about young adult and children’s books. We can take anything you have and have also set up two wishlists at amazon, one for books and one for games.
Here’s the mailing address for YA books, all ages comics and children’s books:
Parkview Baptist Church
11795 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
These books will go to Southern University and other area shelters and be delivered direct by the folks at Parkview. I think part of the problem with other places is logistics, and we have that situation well in hand. If you want to buy off the wishlists (games would be great!) send me an email:
Please make checks payable to: LLA-Disaster Relief
And mail to: LLA
421 South 4th St
Eunice, LA 70535
Bookseller Relief Fund to assist independent booksellers affected by
Hurricane Katrina. Contributions to the fund will be accepted, and ABA will
be seeding the relief fund with an opening donation. Checks should be made
payable to ABA/Bookseller Relief Fund and sent to:
200 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591.
Please write “Bookseller Relief” on the outside of the envelope.
throughout the Gulf region, First Book is identifying the needs of children
who are now homeless, living in makeshift shelters, and facing the school
year without a school to attend. First Book hopes to contribute a million
books to the children of this devastated region in the coming months. Every
$5 donated will be matched with one book to go to a child affected by the
hurricane. Donation information at www.firstbook.org.
the US Gulf Coast affected by Hurricane Katrina. IRA will focus
contributions on the needs of children and schools in the disaster area.
Please make your check payable to “International Reading Association” and
mail it to:
IRA Katrina Relief
800 Barksdale Road
Newark, Delaware 19714-8139, USA.
Include the notation “IRA Katrina Relief” on your check. All funds received
by IRA will be used directly for relief efforts. More information will be
posted on the IRA website as specific initiatives are developed.