WHERE TO DONATE KIDS BOOKS AND TOYS IN QATAR

WHERE TO DONATE KIDS BOOKS AND TOYS IN QATAR By Josephine Justin - November 20, 2023
WHERE TO DONATE KIDS BOOKS AND TOYS IN QATAR

In the vibrant and diverse landscape of Qatar, the spirit of giving extends beyond cultural boundaries. For those looking to declutter and share the joy of reading and playing, discovering the ideal destinations to donate kids' books and toys is both heartwarming and impactful. From community-driven initiatives to charitable organizations, Qatar provides various avenues for individuals to contribute to the well-being and education of children. In this article, we explore the organisations that help generosity meet the needs of young minds.

 

BOOK FAIRIES QATAR

With a mission to pass on as many books as possible, the book fairies are known to hide books around doha for people to find, read and then leave for the next person to discover, complete with cute ribbons and messages. To donate to them with used or new books, you can reach out to them via social media.

Contact: +974 7032 7711

Email: Bookfairiesqatar@gmail.com

Instagram: @bookfairies_qatar

Facebook: The Book Fairies Qatar

 

ANIMAL CLINICS AND SHELTERS (PAWS QATAR, QATAR VET CENTER, PARKVIEW PET CENTER)

Quite a few of the animal clinics and shelters around Qatar accept donations in cash and kind.

Qatar Animal Rescue Society (QAWS) and Paws Rescue Qatar- both non-profit organizations working day and night to rescue and rehabilitate animals accept donations such as towels, bedding and cat and dog toys. 

Other clinics such as the Qatar Vet Center, and Parkview Pet Center take books as donations. These centers allow visitors to pick up books of their choice in exchange for a small monetary donation to be used to help the animals rescued. All you have to do is walk in and drop off your books.

The Qatar Vet Centre branch in Duhail has a little room where donated books are sold and the money goes into feeding and rescuing their animals.

 

QAWS: +974 5539 6074, Email : contact@qaws.org

Paws Rescue Qatar: hello@pawsrescueqatar.org, Instagram: pawsrescueqatar

Qatar Vet Center: Aziziya 40161366, Duhail 44989620, Instagram: qatar_vet_center

Parkview Pet Center: 44171560, Instagram: parkviewvets

 

KATARA RED BOOTH

Image credit: Alessandra Zecchini’s Blog

Have you ever spotted the gorgeous red telephone booth styled book kiosk at Katara (near Katara Mosque)? Installed with an aim to promote reading, the kiosk allows you to donate books, browse used books, or even pick up something to read later.

Contact: 31318620

Instagram: @kataraqatar

 

QATAR NATIONAL LIBRARY

Qatar National Library is always eager to expand their collection of  books. If you have something you want to donate to the library, especially a heritage item or rare book, you can send in an enquiry to them.

Email: QNLDonations@qnl.qa

Instagram: @qatarnationallibrary

 

CHARITY ORGANIZATIONS

Charity organizations in Qatar are known for their prolific work both locally as well as in providing international assistance and relief during crises. Qatar Red Crescent Society, Qatar Charity and Sheikh Eid Charity Foundation are a few amongst the many organizations in the country that accept donations in cash and kind.

If you have been in Qatar for a while, you are sure to have spotted Qatar Charity’s TAYF donation box at least once. Placed in and around malls, and other public areas, the collection boxes are for in-kind donations, including clothes, shoes, children toys, furniture, etc.

If you have old baby clothes, books, toys, or other household appliances you do not use anymore, donating them would mean giving it a new life in the hands of somebody that needs them. Thanks to digitalisation, a simple google search will give you a list of charity organisations that you can donate your things to. So do your bit and donate!

 

QATAR UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

The Library accepts gifts, books and donations that enhance and support the curriculum in accordance with the Library Collection Development Policy. The Library reserves the right to accept or reject gifts. (Acquisitions & Collection Development lib.acquisition@qu.edu.qa)

Phone: (+974) 44036338 / (+974) 4403-4097

Email: library@qu.edu.qa

Instagram: qu_library_

 

RAMADAN DRIVES IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR

 

Around the month of Ramadan, quite many organisations in the private sector have charity drives and tie-ups with other organisations to collect and donate goods to the needy. Funville, for example, held a ‚ÄėShare the Joy‚Äô campaign with Qatar Charity, to donate used kids toys, with boxes in all their outlets.

 

By Josephine Justin - November 20, 2023

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