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Octafish

(55,745 posts)
13. The USPS is TOPS!
Wed Jul 29, 2015, 04:48 PM
Jul 2015

Please send books to:

Mathew Flores
c/o Sandy Post Office
8850 S 700 E
Sandy, UT 84070


All he wants to do is read.

"El que lee mucho, y handa much, ve mucho y sabe mucho." -- Miguel de Cervantes
The whole world needs to be informed how crappy this country has become under conservative ideals Stargazer99 Jul 2015 #1
I want to send books.. abakan Jul 2015 #2
I don't have any boys left.. They grew up :) SoCalDem Jul 2015 #4
Bus pass! abakan Jul 2015 #10
A list from Good Reads teach1st Jul 2015 #5
Thanks I looked at the books I have... abakan Jul 2015 #11
Don't forget to ask the USPS for a book rate... madamvlb Jul 2015 #31
Thank You I will. abakan Jul 2015 #39
I'm the wrong one to ask awoke_in_2003 Jul 2015 #37
Some of us just have to make do with average... abakan Jul 2015 #42
None taken... awoke_in_2003 Jul 2015 #44
Never crossed my mind. All I could think, was good for you, but some would interpret that wrong. abakan Jul 2015 #46
Have you thought of maybe donating them locally? dixiegrrrrl Jul 2015 #49
no public libraries or schools in Salt Lake City? nt msongs Jul 2015 #3
No money for a bus pass..& no car in the family SoCalDem Jul 2015 #6
The kid has no transportation and it's the middle of the summer so school is out csziggy Jul 2015 #9
Some of my happiest memories were of the bookmobile... Phentex Jul 2015 #16
My husband worked in his library's book mobile when he was a teen csziggy Jul 2015 #19
"not being able to afford bookmobiles anymore" awoke_in_2003 Jul 2015 #38
I'm not sure how much the budget alone had to do with bookmobiles csziggy Jul 2015 #43
Yeah, probably varies from location to location... awoke_in_2003 Jul 2015 #45
We never had money for Scholastic Books csziggy Jul 2015 #48
Same here. We should still have those. JDPriestly Jul 2015 #29
While I applaud the effort to send books to Mathew csziggy Jul 2015 #7
We had a tiny library in our town of 400 - TBF Jul 2015 #55
Some communities still have bookmobiles csziggy Jul 2015 #57
Very cool - not surprising that it all started with a librarian :) nt TBF Jul 2015 #59
That's so heartbreaking. procon Jul 2015 #8
Bus pass info SoCalDem Jul 2015 #12
I got a fare pay card abakan Jul 2015 #20
The USPS is TOPS! Octafish Jul 2015 #13
Would it be ohheckyeah Jul 2015 #14
If they cannot afford a bus pass, they probably don't have internet access SoCalDem Jul 2015 #15
You're right - ohheckyeah Jul 2015 #17
Many places have free wifi emsimon33 Jul 2015 #26
To download the books - wifi. Can be done anywhere with wifi dbackjon Jul 2015 #18
There is probably a McDonalds near him SoCalDem Jul 2015 #21
No books when I was a kid either Squaredeal Jul 2015 #22
I hate to sound like I'm going to sound matt819 Jul 2015 #23
suburbs tend to sprawl Retrograde Jul 2015 #28
go to the link posted and watch the joy in this boy's eyes..... chillfactor Jul 2015 #52
I used to ride a bike 7 miles one way to get to the closest library. Thor_MN Jul 2015 #53
I get annoyed by what I call the pro-austerity PR - TBF Jul 2015 #58
K&R emsimon33 Jul 2015 #24
in walkerstan lots of public schools are losing librarians dembotoz Jul 2015 #25
Republicans?? A "Christian" country?? Caring for the least among us?? BWAAHAHAHAHA! Jack-o-Lantern Jul 2015 #27
I'm getting together some books to send him. Poor guy will so swamped with books YOHABLO Jul 2015 #30
I hope they live in a good-sized apt or house. elias49 Jul 2015 #32
They are being sent in care of him to the Post Office bettyellen Jul 2015 #34
That's the post office address SoCalDem Jul 2015 #35
Recommend! Zorra Jul 2015 #33
.. Liberal_in_LA Jul 2015 #36
Utah boy reading junk mail gets thousands of books after mailman's plea goes viral dbackjon Jul 2015 #40
If someone has an old bike, mail it to the kid. AngryAmish Jul 2015 #41
k&r avaistheone1 Jul 2015 #54
there are many free books on sites like gutenberg JI7 Jul 2015 #47
update - he's got 350 books so far Liberal_in_LA Jul 2015 #50
Steve and I just sent him eight books... martalcd Jul 2015 #51
Cool kid. He's up to about 500 books now. DirkGently Jul 2015 #56
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