FairPrice Share-A-Textbook: Donate your pre-loved textbooks at ANY Fairprice store from 9 Nov – 4 Dec 2016 UPDATED 9 Nov 2016

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Starts9 Nov 2016 (Wed)Ends4 Dec 2016 (Sun)
Location NTUC Fairprice

FairPrice Share-A-Textbook (formerly known as FairPrice Used Textbooks Project) is NTUC FairPrice’s signature community project that is conducted annually.

NTUC FairPrice first started the Used Textbooks Project in 1983. Pre-loved old textbooks were collected and distributed for free to needy students. The project was rebranded as FairPrice Share-A-Textbook in 2010.

The objectives of the project are to

  1. Promote a greener Singapore through recycling of pre-loved textbooks;
  2. Encourage the value of thrift; and
  3. Relieve the financial burden of families by providing free pre-loved textbooks.

Over the past 33 years, more than 3.9 million text books had been collected to help over 220,000 students save on textbooks expenses.

This year, the collection period is from 9 November to 4 December 2016. All books collected will be sent to sorting centres for sorting before distribution. All FairPrice stores (Supermarkets including FairPrice Xtra, FairPrice Finest, FairPrice Shop, FairPrice Xpress @ Esso Service Stations and Warehouse Club) will serve as collection points during this period.

Q: What and when is the donation period?

This is when members of the public donate their pre-loved textbooks for the project. All FairPrice stores (Supermarkets including FairPrice Xtra, FairPrice Finest, FairPrice Shop, FairPrice Xpress @ Esso Service Stations and Warehouse Club) will serve as collection points during this period.

This year, the collection period is from 9 November to 4 December 2016. All books collected will be sent to sorting centres for sorting before distribution.

Q: What type of used textbooks can one donate?

Fairprice welcomes all textbooks that are in the current syllabus (click here for list of books in current syllabus) and in usable condition (i.e. no torn / missing pages and no scribbling).

Q: Will FairPrice take in assessment books, story books or encyclopedias?

Yes they do, they will be sorted under reference category for the public to choose from.

Q: When is the *public distribution day?

Members of the public are welcome to pick up pre-loved textbooks on 11 December 2016 at any of the five distribution centers.

* Students under the Priority Collection Scheme will pick up their textbooks on 10 December 2016.

To ensure that books reach beneficiaries that are in need, FairPrice works with volunteer welfare organisations (VWOs) and Community Development Councils (CDCs) to shortlist students from low-income families who will be given priority to collect textbooks a day before access is given to the general public. About 20,000 students between the ages of 7 to 16 years have been registered under this priority scheme.

Q: Where are the Distribution Centres located?

North

Yio Chu Kang Secondary School

3063 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, Singapore 569868
Time: 9am – 3pm
(Nearest MRT station: NS15 Yio Chu Kang)

South

Gan Eng Seng School

1 Henderson Road, Singapore 159561
Time: 9am – 3pm
(Nearest MRT station: EW17 Tiong Bahru)

East

Changi City Point

5 Changi Business Park Central 1, B1 Atrium, Singapore 486038
Time: 9am – 6pm
(Nearest MRT Station: CG1 Expo)

West

Warehouse Club

1 Joo Koon Circle, Level 2, Singapore 629117
Time: 9am – 6pm
(Nearest MRT Station: EW29 Joo Koon)

Central

City Square Mall

180 Kitchener Road, B1 Fountain Square, Singapore 208539
Time: 9am – 6pm
(Nearest MRT Station: NE8 Farrer Park)

Q: What are the things to note on distribution day?

Please be advised to bring along your own bags as they will not be provided on the distribution day.

Q: What happens to the textbooks which are not collected during distribution day?

Remaining textbooks will be sent for recycling.

Q: Where can feedback or enquiries be channeled to?

Feedback and enquiries on FairPrice Share-A-Textbook 2016 can be channeled to the hotline at 6888 1649 or email at fptextbook[at]fairprice.com.sg.

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