Better World Books has partnered with campus social justice clubs for an on-campus book drive to support different national government organizations.
This will be the first time the book drive will be on campus and will take place Nov. 1 through Dec. 15. There will be four different locations throughout campus. Two of the four locations are unknown, but Abbey Moses, president of the ACU Red Thread Movement, said at least one will be in the Campus Center and one in the library.
Moses, junior prelaw political science major from McKinney, said Better World Books exists to provide a labor-safe way for people to buy books. The company resells books students donate, and in the process, they are supporting different nonprofits through their sales.
“Whenever you purchase from Better World Books, you are buying a book, and then you decide what percent of that profit goes to a national government organization, which is an NGO,” Moses said. “Then you get to choose which NGO that percent goes to.”
ACU has decided to partner with Better World Books to support the company, provide fairly priced textbooks to students and benefit different NGOs in the process.
In addition to buying and selling books, Moses said the company donates school supplies, including books and computers, to countries throughout the world to support education.
Better World Books approached Moses to jumpstart a program through Red Thread. Moses already established social justice Chapel on campus and suggested it as a better fit for Better World Books to work through.
“(Social justice Chapel) is a place for ACU students who are passionate about human flourishing to come together and talk about what we can do on campus to support people all over the globe,” she said.
The book club has formed a committee within social justice Chapel and consists of eight people who will organize the promotion and event for Better World Books.
Jackson Hager, freshman history major from Austin, is a member of the book committee and will volunteer for the event.
“Reading is one of the most important things in life, so the fact that this organization helps literacy not only in this country but across the world is what’s really appealing to me,” Hager said.
The first meeting for the event will be Oct. 22. Anyone interested in volunteering for the Better World Books book drive can contact Abbey Moses at firstname.lastname@example.org.