Giving Back has never been easier.
We make it easy to feel good about giving back. Once you’re done reading a book, just call us – we’ll come to you, on your schedule. We’ll pick up one or a dozen or a dozen boxes of books. We haven’t met a pile we can’t wrangle. The best part? We don’t donate the remainder – we donate our first and best 10%.
Volunteer at Organizations
First and foremost, you can volunteer. Sign up at one of our preferred community organizations and be a part of doing good.
Connect us with Charities
Do you know of an organization in your area that’s doing great work? Tell us about them and we’ll see how we can partner with them to help!
The reality is, we buy books all the time, but a lot of our stock comes from people who want to donate but don’t know how. We can take your old books headed for a dumpster. We’ll find them a new home one way or another. Readers are future leaders!
Readers are Leaders
It’s a fact. When you read, you use a different part of your brain then when you’re watching TV or performing a daily task. Books are our connection to the past and a lamp for our feet into the future. Ready to be the change you want to see in the world? Pick up a book and start reading.
What We Do
We’re readers. We have spent a lifetime reading, piling books up all over the house, and then working hard to connect those books with people to save them money or just to share a good story with. We’ve put our love of people together with our love of books to form Better Together Treasures. We strive to satisfy the treasure hunter in all of us…One book at a time.
We’ve faced more hardship than most people ever hope to see in a lifetime, but through it all we discovered a partnership that really withstands the test of time. We realized as husband and wife, parents, business partners, that we are better together than apart. Our love of one another, our community and books grew into this crazy organization that works hard to connect readers with books bound for recycling, at a fraction of the cost of buying new in a bookstore.
Want to get connected? We can help.
Fostering Futures is a nonprofit agency that recruits and trains teams of volunteers from the community to provide natural and practical support to foster families. They work hard to develop relationships with community service groups, churches, and foster care agencies to provide long-term support to foster families, the children they care for, and their development.
Reading is Fun Program
It is the goal of the Reading is Fun program to make sure that every 4 to 9 year old in Schenectady learn the letters in the alphabet and their sounds and have fun doing it. This organization teaches volunteers how to help the next generation through conversational teaching. Sessions occur once a week at convenient times, in public spaces or in Schenectady Elementary Schools. This great Organization takes volunteers, donations and more. Work in their library, become a trainer, or work one-on-one with kids in our community on their reading skills.
Schenectady City Mission
The Schenectady City Mission helps families who are down on their luck. They provide shelter, feed the hungry, empower employment, disciple and provide recovery, provide clothing, recycle, and work with the community through outreach programs. The city mission operates in several facilities that include a food and clothing distribution center, a family life center, a men’s center, transitional housing, a dining center, a career center, and more.
Things of my Very Own
Things of my very own is a non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention services to children who have been impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect. They provide services to children at-risk of a child protective services intervention solely due to not having items necessary for sustainability. They provide Clothing, Bedding, Hygiene Products, Emergency Food and Medical Supplies and School supplies.
Mechanicville Community Center
MACSC embraces empowerment based community programming which includes: domestic violence advocacy and educational outreach, family development programming, emergency assistance including food pantry, satellite services like WIC and Child Health Plus enrollment, free income tax preparation, and preschool with wrap around childcare for working parents.
Literacy New York
We change lives and build community by strengthening literacy skills through learner centered education. We provide the tools needed to encourage and achieve personal literacy goals that offer economic growth and independence for adults in New York’s Capital Region.
We cover a service area of more than 3,500 square miles in Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington counties. Tutors and learners meet at mutually agreed upon times in public locations such as libraries and coffee shop.
Become a Volunteer Today
Let us know your gifts, your story and how you want to help, and we’ll connect you with a vetted local organization that will put your talents to good use. We’ve been doing this for years and we like to think it’s one of our Gifts.
Helping Readers at All Ages.
We believe in the power of literacy. We partner with local organizations in Upstate New York that read to kids, that develop language skills and fight for free education for all.
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
What are you waiting for? Donate a Book – Get Connected – Be Better Together!