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Zondervan Partners with World Vision and Biblica to “Share Not Shred” Bibles and Books
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 22, 2012: Zondervan has announced the donation of 40 pallets of Bibles and books to World Vision and Biblica. Through these donations, Zondervan hopes to get books into the hands of people around the world eager to know more about the Bible. This will bring the total number of pallets donated since July 2010 to 89, a retail value of $1.63 million dollars.
This program reflects Zondervan’s desire to giveaway product rather than destroy it, or “share, not shred.” For the past thirty years, Zondervan has given excess and returned product to Christian organizations as an extension of their mission to meet the needs of people with resources that glorify Jesus Christ and promote biblical principles. Zondervan thanks Biblica for their work in India, and thanks World Vision for their work in Africa and Latin America to make materials available through local partners, pastors and others who request them.
“It feels very wasteful to throw out products that have been returned to our warehouses,” said Scott Macdonald, President and CEO of Zondervan. “We are very excited to partner with World Vision because of their own partnerships with churches and other Christian groups, which can place these books in the hands of those who can benefit from the Word of Christ.”
Through its worldwide reach, Biblica engages people with God's Word to meet their spiritual need. From immigrants streaming through the gates of Ellis Island to refugees in Sudan and orphans in Romania—from Hindi speakers in India to Swahili speakers in Africa to Quichua Indians in the Andes of Latin America, Biblica is there, presenting God's Word. Visit www.Biblica.com to learn more or make a donation.
About World Vision
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We serve the world's poor — regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. For more information on their efforts, visit WorldVision.org/press or follow them on Twitter at @WorldVisionNews.
Zondervan, a HarperCollins company, is a world leader in Christian communications and a leading Christian publishing brand. For more than 80 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through general and academic resources by influential leaders and emerging voices, and been honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with additional offices in Miami, Zondervan publishes its bestselling Bibles, books, audio, video, curriculum, software, and digital products through its Zondervan, Zonderkidz and Editorial Vida brands. Zondervan resources are sold worldwide through retail stores, online, and by Zondervan ChurchSource, and are translated into nearly 200 languages in more than 60 countries. Visit Zondervan on the Internet at www.zondervan.com.