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Shop in Salvation Army online book stores!

Submitted by on September 24, 2010 – 3 Comments

Stack of BooksA few months ago I told you that some of our Thrift Stores had begun selling donated books through online resellers like Amazon or Now, ten of our Thrift Store operations have started doing it too and are reaping great financial rewards.

Christin Davis writes in a recent issue of the New Frontier – our Western Territorial newspaper – that our combined virtual book sales for the 13 state territory provided $3.8 in income for fiscal year 2009 and has already reached $2.8 million in gross sales in the first nine months of 2010!

Let me remind you that every dollar raised by the sale of donated items in our thrift stores – or online – is used to fund our no-fee drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs in dozens of communities.

Next time you want to buy a used book, please check a Salvation Army online bookstore:
:: Econgo Books – managed by the Sacramento, California Adult Rehabilitation Center / Thrift Store
:: Elistics Books – managed by the Anaheim, California Adult Rehabilitation Center / Thrift Store

Click here to read the full version of Christin’s story on our New Frontier website.


  • Kathy Lovin says:

    Dear Mike,

    The first priority of every Salvation Army store is to sell donated goods for the purpose of raising money which supports our no-fee drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs.

    We love providing cost-conscious shoppers a place to pick up what they need at affordable prices, but that’s not the primary goal of our stores.

    I’m sorry you’re upset. I hope you can one day understand that everything you buy in our stores helps someone kick a dangerous addiction and achieve sobriety.

    Kathy L

  • Pissed off customer says:

    Sal Army receives all these books for FREE! They used to sell them at $2.99 a bag, now its $2 for hardback and $1 for Paperback. Now it looks like the junk books will be on the shelves and Sal Army will rake in the bucks. Sounds like a corporation not non for profit!

    GREED is ruining this country!

    I will not donate to Sal Army ever again! Become a for profit, and I will stop shopping there too. Goodwill has already lost our business.

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