Donate a Kindle – Kindles for Troops (K4T)

Kindles for Troops (K4T) is a terrific program that enables you to donate your pre-owned Kindle reader to a soldier who is deployed overseas.  It is ideal for someone who wants to put their existing Kindle to good use as they upgrade to a newer generation Kindle, or for someone who wants to directly donate a new Kindle reader.

If you want to get started immediately, you should go straight to our Kindle donation form, otherwise, here’s a quick rundown of how it works:

Step 1: Identify if you are Eligible for the Kindle For Troops Donation Program

To be eligible for K4T, you must:

  • be a U.S. citizen living in the U.S. (to have your donation qualify for a tax deduction)
  • own a second-generation or later e-ink Kindle that is in good working condition with battery charger. (Note: we do not accept Kindle 1s, Kindle DXs, or Kindle Fires).

We do not accept Kindles that are damaged or unusable or non-functioning in any way.  For example, if you have buttons that are not working on the Kindle, a cracked screen, or similar  issues, the Kindle is not eligible.

If you have the original box and documentation, or a case, light, or related accessory, we would ask you provide these as well.

Step 2: Complete the Kindle for Troops Donation Form

Submit your contact and Kindle information to us via our Kindle for Troops Donation Form.  Once we receive your information, we will review to ensure there are not any issues with your Kindle device, and then we will email you a shipping address for where you can ship your Kindle.

Step 3: De-register Your Kindle and Erase Any Content

Before you ship your Kindle to us, you need to de-register your device so it is no longer associated with your account.  Amazon.com has instructions on how to de-register your device on the Manage Your Kindle page.  Additionally, you should verify you have erased any of your books from the device.1

Step 4: Ship your Kindle to E-Books for Troops

Now you just need to ship the Kindle to us! Send it to the address specified in the email that you will receive after we have received and approved your K4T donation form, and once received we will provide you with a receipt that you can use for record of your donation.

Please note, the shipping costs are not covered by the program.

That’s it!  Once we receive your Kindle we will do a final review of its condition, which includes a full factory restore to ensure there is no personally identifiable data on your Kindle, and package it for shipment along with a Kindle case and light donated by M-Edge Accessories in our next delivery to a sponsored unit.

Please note: We understand businesses and individuals may for good reasons want to include other items with their K4T donation that would benefit our military members, but we do not accept or pass-along any third-party items to our sponsored units that fall outside the scope of our K4T program.

How to Get More Information

We will post the status of our donations to our website and identify which units and soldiers have participated in the K4T program.

We are very excited to launch this program, and anticipate it will be very successful.  It is a terrific way for all of us to support our troops who are defending our country overseas.

If you have any questions on the program, do not hesitate to contact us.


 

1 You can delete books directly from your Kindle by highlighting them one by one on your home screen and pressing the five-way controller to the left. You will see “delete” highlighted, so press the controller to activate the deletion. A dialog box will appear asking if you are sure you want to delete it. Press the controller again to activate the “ok” button. If you have lots of books on your Kindle, a faster way to delete them is to connect the device to a computer via the USB cable, click on the Kindle icon, open the Documents folder, and then delete everything in the Documents folder. Safely eject the Kindle, and when you check the home page it should have no books or content on it.

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