Today, Amazon announced what it appears to be a substantial expansion of program donating Kindle e-Readers to schools, libraries and other nonprofits in the United States and around the world.
They call it the Kindle Reading Fund.
Interestingly, for schools and nonprofits that are interested, all they say is this:
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll get back to you within 10 business days if we’re able to support your organization.
I wasn’t able to find any other guidelines for information they need. I submitted a simple request, and will let you know what kind of response I receive from them.
They offer more specific information for a give-away program they are doing with the PTA here.
And here’s a video about their program in the developing world:
Thanks to TechCrunch for the tip.
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Bonjour! I am a middle school French teacher and counselor. Our schools do not have enough funding to supply technology for all our students. I would be so grateful to receive a Kindle for each if my students! Oh the things they could do with them! The possibilities are endless for language acquisition! Reading in the target language, doing virtual reality projects, making live action short films, etc! There are so many ideas and the big payoff is a better education in language learning, and learning tolerance in other cultures.
I sent an email asking for Kindle Readers for my students who are ELLs and don’t have access to a lot of reading materials at home and this is the response I got:
My name is Allison and I work on the corporate team at Amazon.
We appreciate you reaching out to us in regards to the Kindle Reading Fund as we are always looking for ways to support education and youth, but unfortunately we are not able to accommodate your donation request at this time.
Best of luck with your school year,
I received the same response 🙁