Frequently Asked Questions
Does donating via AbeGives cost me any money?
No. Donations are made by AbeBooks, at absolutely no extra cost to you. You will be charged for your order total only (items + shipping). You will not be charged for the donation.
How much of my purchase does AbeBooks donate?
AbeBooks will donate 0.5% of the total order price (items + shipping).
Why has AbeBooks chosen Worldreader as a charity partner?
AbeBooks believes that everyone should have the opportunity to read, and Worldreader has a mission to make that happen.
What Worldreader program will AbeBooks donate to, and what's the potential impact?
AbeBooks' donations to Worldreader will sponsor e-reading programs at four public schools in Tema, Ghana. This e-reading program will include weekly books clubs, daily reading clinics, and reading camps for Ghanian students to increase reading speed, comprehension, and enjoyment.
Why has AbeBooks chosen Direct Relief as a charity partner?
We believe that all lives have equal value and every person deserves the opportunity to lead a healthy and productive life. Direct Relief is dedicated to providing health and medical resources to those in need.
What Direct Relief program will AbeBooks donate to, and what's the potential impact?
AbeBooks' donations to Direct Relief will support access to required medicines in disaster situations in the United States and Latin America.
Why has AbeBooks chosen Women on Wings as a charity partner?
We believe in diversity and inclusion in society and at work. Women on Wings supports diversity and inclusion with their mission to create one million jobs for women in rural India.
What Women on Wings program will AbeBooks donate to, and what's the potential impact?
AbeBooks' donations to Women on Wings will sponsor a four-month mentorship program for a tech startup.
Why did AbeBooks launch AbeGives?
We launched AbeGives to support three causes that are very important to us: literacy for all, global relief, and women's rights.
Why not just donate to the charities? Why involve me?
Giving back is an integral part of our company culture, and we want to share that passion with our customers while raising awareness about important issues.
Can I participate from my mobile device?
Yes. Donations are triggered at checkout, so you can participate in AbeGives from whichever device you place your AbeBooks order from.
I want to make my own donation - can I do that through AbeBooks?
No. At this time, we can only donate 0.5% of your order total to our charity partners. We cannot process any additional donations. We encourage you to visit our partner websites if you wish to make an additional donation.
I just cancelled my order, will this cancel the donation as well?
Yes. Any return, cancellation, or unfulfilled order will cancel the associated donation amount.
How long will AbeGives be available on AbeBooks?
From 12:01am October 1 2017 to 11:59pm October 31 2017, Pacific Standard Time.
Will AbeGives be a permanent AbeBooks feature?
AbeGives is currently a seasonal campaign, however, we are investigating the possibility of a permanent option.
Can I receive a tax deduction for amounts donated from my purchases on AbeBooks?
Donations are made by AbeBooks and are not tax deductible by you.
How can I provide a suggestion or ask additional questions about AbeGives?
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