2nd January 2024 – (Hong Kong) Swire Properties’ highly anticipated charity book sale, known as ‘Books for Love @ $10’, is returning this year from 9th to 12th May and 16th to 19th May. As the event draws nearer, residents of Hong Kong are encouraged to contribute their pre-loved books at any of the 44 designated drop-off points spread across the city. The book donation period has already commenced and will run until 31st January.
Last year’s edition of the book sale witnessed an impressive outpouring of support, with over 250,000 pre-loved books generously donated by individuals. This remarkable feat was made possible by the hard work and dedication of nearly 6,000 volunteers who diligently sorted and categorized the vast collection.
However, it is important to note that certain criteria must be met when donating books. Items in poor condition, textbooks, magazines, newspapers, guidebooks (with the exception of in-depth travelogues), books on computing, fortune-telling books, items marked as ‘Not for resale’, as well as those containing excessive violence or pornography, will not be accepted.
The proceeds from the ‘Books for Love @ $10′ sale will continue to support the Treasure Trove project, spearheaded by The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong. This initiative aims to enhance the lives of underprivileged children by providing them with access to reading materials and promoting literacy. Additionally, the funds raised will contribute to the development of sustainable volunteerism, an essential aspect of community engagement, overseen by the Agency for Volunteer Service.