HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A book drive has been organized by the Hillsborough Education Foundation to replenish teachers’ classroom libraries in Hillsborough Township Public Schools.
The book drive will be held at the Hillsborough Township Municipal Building multipurpose room. Books will be accepted on Tuesday, Aug. 4th and Wednesday, Aug. 5th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 6th, 10 a.m.-noon.
Only gently-used books in very good condition or new books will be accepted. Teachers will be invited to select books for use in their classrooms grades Pre-K to 12.
Donations of tissues, Lysol wipes, glue sticks, poly folders, Expo markers and pencils for use in the classrooms will also be accepted during the book drive.
HEF will provide a tax receipt for all donations. Determining the actual value for tax purposes is up to the donor
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The Hillsborough Township Municipal Building is located at 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough NJ 08844 at the corner of South Branch Road and Beekman Lane.
The following will not be accepted:
Law textbooks, medical textbooks, scholarly monographs;
Business, science, and technical books;
Reader’s Digest Condensed Books;
Time Life sets including cookbooks;
Harlequin and Silhouette romances;
Textbooks on any subject;
Manuals, almanacs, restaurant, hotel or travel guides;
The Life Nature Library, the Life Science Library, and the Life World Library;
Books that are stained, coated with dust, or smell musty;
Books with heavily underlined pages;
Paperback books with ripped covers or browned pages;
The mission of HEF is to strengthen the bridge between the community and Hillsborough Township Public Schools by encouraging community involvement and financial support to enhance public education for students at all levels. HEF was established in 1996 and has a long history of funding innovative programs and classroom initiatives, including the initial funding for the Hillsborough High School robotics team and fundraising for the Hillsborough High School turf field in 2000. One of HEF’s longest running programs has been granting scholarships to graduating Hillsborough High School seniors.
HEF seeks to engage Hillsborough Township Public Schools alumni, parents, business leaders, community members and organizations to harness private resources to support public education. HEF further seeks to offer opportunities for community members to become involved with the advancement of public school education.
Donations can be made online at www.hef.org or by checks made out to “Hillsborough Education Foundation”and mailed to P.O. Box 5642, Hillsborough NJ 08844. HEF is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.