Thank you for thinking of us for a donation for your fund-raising event. BookPeople of Moscow is your independent, locally-owned community bookstore. We rely completely on our local customers to purchase books at our store so we can stay open, pay the bills, and pay our staff. Selling books has never been a way to make a lot of money, but if the community supports us, we can in turn do our best to support you.
We do not make donations to individuals or families, for-profit businesses, or non-local organizations. Our first priority in giving is always for literacy, especially children's literacy, and the fine arts, and we believe in supporting the non-profit organizations, groups, and causes that our customers support. If your organization asks for a donation from us, and we are unable to find your board members or staff members in our customer records, we are unlikely to make a contribution to your organization, even though we appreciate the good work that you do in the community.
Our usual donation is a bag of advanced reading copies of books that your organization can use as prizes or auction items. Due to our limited budget, and our ongoing mission to pay our employees a living wage and provide them with good benefits, we are generally not able to make cash donations or buy advertising.
If you can answer yes to all of the following questions, please use our donation request form to submit your request. You will be required to sign into the website first. Thank you!
*Is our group or institution a non-profit organization or a school-related group based within a 60 mile radius of Moscow, Idaho? (If not, please do not use this form.)
*Is our fundraising event at least two weeks in the future? (If not, we are not likely to have time to process your request or respond to it before your event.)
*Is our purpose related to literacy, supporting the arts, or encouraging diversity, equity, and human rights in our community? (If not, your request will be lower on our priority list for donations.)
*Does our group or institution have a non discrimination policy in place? (If not, why not? We will not support organizations that discriminate or are not fully inclusive and welcoming to all.)
*Does our group or institution (board of directors and/or members and/or staff) support BookPeople of Moscow as regular customers? (If not, please consider becoming regular customers to improve our ability to support your organization in the future.)