BURNSVILLE, Minn. (June 22, 2011) – Mackin Educational Resources is assisting Tuscaloosa, Alabama, schools recover from the violent tornado that destroyed numerous schools and their library collections.

To replace the educational materials that were lost, “Read Bama Read”, in partnership with the Literacy Council of West Alabama is utilizing Mackin’s special Disaster Relief Funds4Books online donation program.

100% of all Funds4Books donations go directly to Tuscaloosa schools to replace library books, eBooks, DVDs, audiobooks and other educational resources. In addition, Mackin will match 10% of every $100 donation made, ship materials free of charge and shelf-ready with spine labels, barcodes, and downloadable information for the libraries’ circulation systems – making certain that schools get the most value from their donations.

Maintaining its long-standing reputation for unparalleled customer care and service, Mackin is standing firm on its “We Really Do Care” motto. “We extend our sincere sympathy and offer our support to the Tuscaloosa community,” said Randal Heise, Mackin president. “It’s our hope that the Funds4Books program and the kindness of the nation will offer some comfort and assistance.”
Individuals who would like to help Tuscaloosa schools restore their library collections can donate at: www.Funds4Books.com. For more information, call Mackin at 800-245-9540.

Schools across the nation have raised the funding needed for quality reading materials through Mackin’s Funds4Books online donation program – schools like Minnesota’s Wadena-Deer Creek High School that was destroyed by a tornado and successfully raised more than $20,000.

Mackin Educational Resources has provided library and classroom materials to PK-12 schools for 27 years. Known for its high commitment to customer care and customization, Mackin provides library and classroom books, ebooks, online databases, and more to schools around the globe.


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