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The Trust's Book Donation Scheme draws together all facets of the local community; from the businesses and local authority organisations that host book collection boxes to the community libraries into which the books are distributed. As of 15/02/13 the Trust has collected 10,650 books, which equates to more than £70,000 in value. The Trust is soon to be initiating Gift Aid on donations.
The following organisations currently operate as book donation locations:

Asda
Co-Op
Evans Halshaw
Castle Bingo
Dowlais Police Station
Hair by Pauline
Hair Port Hair
Hollies Health Park
Linde Industrial Park
Merthyr Police Station
MTCB, Pentrebach
OP Chocolates Ltd
Rathbone, Merthyr Tydfil
Rio's Hair Salon
EE
Welsh Assembly Office
Wilkinsons
Flooks Café
S&G Print Group
Hoover
Volkswagen
Careers Wales
Fire Station
Environmental
Cefn Post Office
Caeharris Post Office
Penydarren Post Office
Londis Stores


Books are collected every Thursday and distributed amongst the following:

Mind
Adref Homeless Project
Women's Refuge
Cyfarthfa Green Houses
3Gs Development Trust
Flooks Café
Pen Y Dre High School
Merthyr Tydfil Health Library
Ysgol y Graig Primary School
Bedlinog Primary School
Jerusalem Baptism Church
Busy Bees Family Centre
Canolaf Soar
Cyfarthfa Junior School
Footsteps Day Nursery
Funtazia Day Nursery, Pentrebach
Funtazia Day Nursery, Prince Charles Hospital
Funtazia Day Nursery, Dowlais
Heolgerrig Primary School
Treharris Community Centre
Pila Pala Day Nursery
Trelewis Community Centre
Trinity Child and Family Centre
Troedyrhiw Primary School
Willows Pre-unit
Little Rascals
Clych Meithin
Cancer Aid
Cwmaman Public Hall
Goetre Primary School

This approach draws different facets of the community together and initiating
a self-perpetuating cycle of the community developing itself from within.
The scheme serves to raise awareness of the problem across the community and to highlight the issues to people with the power to change things as well as allowing those in need of support to receive it.

The Trust has recently established an EBay account on which to sell surplus or more valuable books to raise funds for other projects.

For further information on our Book Donation please click any of the stories below to find out more:

> Come & visit the S&G Book Shop - 7 December, 2013
> Father Christmas at the S&G Book Shop - 3 December, 2013
> A thank you from Merthyr and the Valleys Mind - 12 August, 2013
> Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids' Clubs - 3 June, 2013
> Book Donation Scheme
> Book Donators - We salute you! - November 14, 2012
> Well Done Merthyr! - October 31, 2012