Brighter Bahamas Foundation

After I saw the images of how devastated Hurricane Dorian left the Bahamas, I knew I wanted to do something to help. I came across the Brighter Bahamas Foundation in my searching and realized they were a good fit for both me and my fellow book lovers!

I am collecting books from September 22 - October 13th with the intent of getting the books to the shipper by the end of October.

If you have any questions, please contact me at

Goal: 1,000 books!

Currently collected: 748

What to do next...

Go Through Your Bookshelves

Any gently used children's books are welcome. Age range from Board Books to YA. NO TEXTBOOKS please!

Download Bookmarks

Once you have your books selected, download these bookmarks and stick one inside each book. If you'd like you can write a note of encouragement or share what state you live in.

Ship Books


If you don't live in Central Florida, you can mail your books to the address below. Make sure you ship them MEDIA MAIL. Ship books by Oct 6, 2019 or they won't make the shipment!

Books 4 Bahamas

C/O Becki Svare

P.O. Box 866

DeLeon Springs, FL 32130

Drop Off Books

Drop Off:

You can drop your books off at the address below. Drop off books by Oct. 11, 2019 or they won't make the shipment!

First Presbyterian Church Deland

724 N. Woodland Blvd.

DeLand, FL 32720

Any Questions??

You can contact me at