What is "Books for Free"?
Books for Free is a used book program that places Christian books into the hands of kids who have a desire to read quality Christ-centered material. Through this program, It is our desire to help educate and encourage kids to have a closer relationship with their Best Friend, Jesus.
How does it work?
People donate used Christian kids’ books to the program. Upon receipt, each book will be catalogued after being cleaned and inspected. Books that have been accepted and approved will then be listed on our website.
Anyone that’s interested can visit our website and browse the free marketplace for available titles.
There is a five book limit per month per household . A set of books with five or more volumes would only be counted as five books.
Books can be requested by calling us or by filling out an online request form. Shipping costs will then be calculated based on the quantity of books requested and your mailing address. Books will be shipped upon payment of the shipping costs. We accept payment via credit card for phone orders or PayPal for online orders. A 7.5% Transaction fee will added for processing payment.
Once you are notified on the cost for shipping–payment must be within 24 hours of the order, books are released back to the marketplace. Payment for shipping must be received within three days of submitting your request or the books will be released back to the marketplace. If you have selected Paypal invoicing as your payment option, you should receive an email from Paypal no more than 24 hours after your request has been submitted.
Are the books I request really free?
YES! You are only required to pay the shipping costs, plus credit card/Paypal processing fees if applicable. If you live near the Collegedale/Ooltewah area, you are welcome to pick up your order at one of our offices, located at 9851 Astilbe Way, Ooltewah, TN 37363.
How can I get free books?
It's simple! Just visit our Books for Free web page . Fill out the online request form or call us directly. You can reach our General Manager, Mellisa Hoffman, at 989-387-3269. We will calculate the cost of shipping and process payment according to your preference.
How many books can I request?
There is no limit.
Can we donate the books back to you when we are done with them?
Absolutely! As long they still in good condition. Just send them back to us or drop them off.
How Can I Help?
I don't have any books, but how can I help?
Monetary donations for the purchase of new books would be greatly appreciated. We are also accepting donations for shipping materials, like sturdy boxes, bubble wrap or other suitable packing material, and packing tape. Donate
To Donate Books
What kinds of books can I donate?
Christ-centered books in good condition that are suitable for children 15 years old and younger. They must also support the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Where can I drop off/donate my books?
If you live in the Chattanooga area, you can drop books off at the Collegedale Adventist Book Center located at 5044 University Dr. W, Collegedale, TN 37363, on the campus of Southern Adventist University. Simply drop your books in the designated box. We also offer pickup service for those located in the Collegedale and Ooltewah areas. If you are interested in the pickup service, please call Kids Club for Jesus General Manager, Mellisa Hoffman, at 989-387-3269. If you do not live in the Collegedale area, please mail your books to us.
Where can I mail my books?
If you using the United States Postal Service, please mail your books to:
Kids Club for Jesus
PO Box 2238
Collegedale, TN 37315
Media Mail is the most cost-effective option through USPS, but please note this method is uninsured and you as the buyer would be responsible for any losses incurred due to damaged or lost packages. If using USPS, we recommend shipping via Priority Mail.
If you would rather ship via UPS or Fedex, please ship to:
Kids Club for Jesus
9851 Astilbe Way
Ooltewah, TN 37363
Can I get a tax-deductible receipt?
Yes, just provide us with your email address and we’ll email you a receipt.